Last updated: February 19, 2021
A short hike along the Appalachian Trail that leads to an interesting geologic feature: deeply split boulders rising 50 feet above ground.
Distance: 0.8-mile round trip hike
Difficulty: Easiest (explanation of our hiking difficulty scale)
Hiking Time: 30 minutes
Elevation Gain: 130 feet
- From the Compton Gap Parking Area (mile 10.4), follow the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) north.
- At the intersection with the Dickey Ridge Trail, turn left.
- In about 300 yards, look for Fort Windham Rocks on the right.
- Return to the parking area the same way you came.
The average hike duration does not take into consideration fitness, exploration, rest, contemplation, etc.
Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times.
An entrance fee is required to get into Shenandoah National Park
The trailhead for this hike is located at the Compton Gap parking area.
This trail does not meet ADA accessibility guidelines.
Click the image to download the trail map. Print it out at home or save it to your phone to take with you on your hike.