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Hike 11: Buzzard Rock in the George Washington & Jefferson National Forest


Visit the George Washington & Jefferson National Forest for this out and back hike along a rocky, sometimes steep trail. Though not appropriate for young children, this rewarding hike offers a great payoff with spectacular vistas to the north and west. This makes for a wonderful sunset hike, but don’t forget a headlamp. Limited parking for 5+ cars is available off VA-619. Find more information about the George Washington & Jefferson National Forest at The yellow highlight is used to illustrate the recommended route (3.4 miles, 1000' ascent). From parking, follow the Buzzard Rock Trail. In 1.7 miles, the trail reaches the ridge and views to the north. In another 0.5 mile, continue along the ridge trail for views to the west. Retrace your steps to return to parking. Through volunteer efforts, education and advocacy, the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) maintains and protects a section of the Appalachian Trail, in addition to the Tuscarora and other nearby trails and trail lands, in the Mid-Atlantic region for the enjoyment of present and future hikers. Visit to learn more about our mission and find volunteer opportunities. PATC expressly disclaims responsibility for the condition or location of trails, features, or facilities shown on this map, or for occurrences on them, at any time whatsoever. Reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this map, but users are requested to report map corrections and trail information to This map was originally published as part of a printed guidebook, comprised of 70 numbered hikes, crafted for the 2015 ATC Biennial Conference.

Price: $ 0.99 USD

Vendor: Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, Inc.

Category: Trails

Activities: Hiking

Published: 2015-July

Language: English

Size: 12.1 MB

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