Come join me for a scenic, strenuous and brisk winter hike of 12 miles and 2,300 feet elevation gain! We will start at the 4H Center near Front Royal and follow the AT to Compton Peak. After enjoying the views from Compton Peak and Possum's Rest Overlook, we will hike back via Dickey Ridge and Hickerson Hollow with a side trip to the lovely falls at Land's Run. This hike is for experienced hikers who have recently completed hikes of similar length and elevation. We will be moving at a fast pace of 2.5 to 3.0 miles per hour. Please dress warmly with breathable quick drying layers, and a waterproof jacket, Also please bring microspikes in case of ice and at least 2 liters of water and food.
What to bring
Please dress warmly with breathable quick drying layers, and a waterproof jacket. Also bring microspikes and at least 2 liters of water and food.
Important to know
$5 Car Pool Fee. No entrance fee; however drivers will need to fill out a form to leave in their cars for the 4H Center.
Link to Map for Hike (please print out and bring)