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Hawksbill Mountain

Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Great hike!

Loved Hawksbill summit hike. Just the right amount of challenge for families/kids. Great views... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
c3erge
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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Just like many places in SNP, there are several ways to achieve the goal. the first time we came up... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
W S
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved Hawksbill summit hike. Just the right amount of challenge for families/kids. Great views and a real sense of achievement.

Thank c3erge
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just like many places in SNP, there are several ways to achieve the goal. the first time we came up here, my wife and I took a tough, roundtrip hike to get here. Other times, we taken the steep, direct, quicker method. On a few...More

1  Thank W S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my husband and i and our dog are enthusiastic novices when it comes to hiking, and this walk was a challenge - but well worth the effort! we hiked early in the morning on a saturday and had the trail completely to ourselves (aside from...More

Thank razorbagel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our all most 3 year old did this hike... he did need carried a few times..... great short hike for families!

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

We were traveling up the highway debating whether the incoming rain would make paying to enter Shenandoah park entry not worth the cost. We paid; we hiked Hawksbill. We watched the clouds and rain roll in from the distance. We hurriedly hiked back to the...More

Thank sparrish5
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

It's a short hike, but it has amazing views once you get to the top! Watching the falcons dive is such a treat.

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

We took the lower trail to the lookout, the hike was uphill the whole way, but not too strenuous (our 3 boys ages 9, 7, and 3 made it just fine), after taking a couple of rests. Once there, the views were spectacular. Well worth...More

Thank Andrew T
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The counterclockwise loop takes you along a ridge with outstanding views even before you get to the summit.

Thank ShortStack12
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

This hike is pretty short, but it is very steep. Kids seem to be able to scramble up the terrain faster than adults. The views from the top are spectacular! Worth a short hike/trip to see.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We hiked up and back on the upper hawksbill trail and were treated to a beautiful view. The snow was thin but still enough on the trail so it wasn’t muddy. The moderate incline was fine with the snow.

1  Thank TravelsWith3Kidz
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