Humpback Rocks Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,117' 341 m
Descent: -1,132' -345 m
High: 3,298' 1,005 m
Low: 2,195' 669 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 49% (26°)
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“A loop trail that takes you up to the views from Humpback Rocks and returns via the AT.”— Donovan Fitzgerald
Once you reach the AT, you'll take a left and continue on the Northbound AT as it descends the other side of the ridge. You'll continue down the AT until you reach the sign that denotes the connector trail back to the parking lot where you began.
Humpback Rocks is an area rich in history, scenic beauty, and abundant running trails. Early European settlers forged a living from the native materials that flourished in the Appalachian Mountains. Hickory, chestnut, and oak trees provided nuts for food, logs for building, and tannin for curing hides, while rocks were put to use as foundations and chimneys for the houses, and in stone fences to control wandering livestock. Many self-sufficient farms sprang up in the Humpback Mountain area.
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