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Raven Rocks Out-and-Back

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5.3 mile 8.5 kilometer out and back
77% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,268' 387 m
Descent: -1,271' -387 m
High: 1,282' 391 m
Low: 863' 263 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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An out and back roller coaster hike that leads to a great view of the mountains.

Benjamin Smith

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The Raven Rocks stretch of the Appalachian Trail provides a great route to a fantastic overlook of the valley. The up and down nature of the trail provides a nice break from trails that have very long lengths that only go up or down.

Need to Know

There are two parking areas: one directly at the trailhead and one across Route 7. Both parking areas fill up quickly, but the one on the south side of Route 7 is larger.

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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#1

in Winchester

#116

in Virginia

#3,606

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View of the main overlook on Raven Rocks.
Dec 3, 2019 near Shannon…, WV
Mid November view of the Raven Rocks Trail.
Dec 3, 2019 near Purcell…, VA

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