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Lower Hawksbill Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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0.7 mile 1.1 kilometer point to point
51% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 631' 192 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 4,035' 1,230 m
Low: 3,404' 1,037 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 17% (10°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Luke AT

One of several routes to Hawksbill Summit.

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail is the steepest and most direct route to Hawksbill summit. From the parking area on Skyline Drive, north of the peak, the trail follows a wide rocky path directly up the east face of the mountain to the Hawksbill Trail/Byrds Nest #2 Road, just below the summit.

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Panoramic from the top of Hawksbill Mtn.
Mar 13, 2016 near Stanley, VA
Views from the summit of Mt. Hawksbill.
Dec 10, 2015 near Stanley, VA
The observation platform on Hawksbill Mountain, the highest point in Shenandoah National Park, elevation 4,050 feet.
Apr 2, 2016 near Stanley, VA
Hawksbill Summit looking north.
Jun 1, 2016 near Stanley, VA
Looking West from Hawksbill Summit.
Sep 23, 2016 near Stanley, VA
Looking East from Hawksbill Summit.
Sep 23, 2016 near Stanley, VA

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