Humpback Rocks Trail, yellow foliage, Blue Ridge Parkway MP 6, Virginia, USA.
In mid October, hike through yellow fall foliage colors on the popular Humpback Rocks Trail (2 miles round trip with 700 feet gain) at Milepost 6 on the Blue Ridge Parkway of Virginia, in the Blue Ridge Mountains (a subset of the Appalachian Mountains), USA. Humpback Rocks reward hikers with expansive views of the Rockfish and Shenandoah Valleys. Optionally connect to longer loops of 3 to 7 miles or to the 2182-mile Appalachian Trail. Adjacent to the trailhead, explore the restored 1890s Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm, which was originally a Land Grant tract dispensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia to induce pioneers to settle, and later became known as the William J. Carter Farm. The scenic 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway was built 1935-1987 to aesthetically connect Shenandoah National Park (in Virginia) with Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, following crestlines and the Appalachian Trail.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download