Blackrock Summit Trailhead

A color photograph of a rocky talus slope facing out to lush green mountains in the distance.

Quick Facts
Blackrock Parking Area (mile 84.4)

A short hike to a viewpoint on top of a rocky talus slope with incredible views of the Shenandoah Valley, Massanutten Mountain, and beyond. Pets must be on a physical leash no longer than 6 feet at all times.

This hike is also a designated TRACK Trail, featuring a self-guided brochure and informational sign that turns your visit into a fun and exciting outdoors experience for kids of all ages. To find out more information about TRACK Trails and to log your adventure,visit the Kids in Parks website

Distance: 1-mile circuit hike
Difficulty: Easiest (explanation of our hiking difficulty scale)
Hiking Time: 45 minutes
Elevation Gain: 175 feet

Hike Description

  1. From the Blackrock Parking Area (mile 84.4), follow the Appalachian Trail south.
  2. At the trail post, turn right and continue to the boulder field with a great view.
  3. Continue south on the A.T. around the slope.
  4. At the intersection, turn left onto the Blackrock Hut Road-Trayfoot Mountain Trail and follow back to the parking lot 

Shenandoah National Park

Last updated: May 6, 2021