Spy Rock/The Priest (Day Hike, 10-12 Miles, Strenuous)

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Sunday, 06/23/2019

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Spy Rock

This is a strenuous 10.5 mile hike to two beautiful vistas on the Appalachian Trail: Spy Rock and the Priest. The hike will take about 6 hours and will require shuttling. We will need to bring enough cars to leave one or more at the end point and be able to shuttle people to the beginning.

We will leave cars at the Route 56/Appalachian Trail intersection, and then take remaining cars and all hikers to the Fish Hatchery Parking Lot. Hike up “Spy Rock Road” to the Appalachian Trail, then north to Spy Rock. After climbing Spy Rock, continue north on the Appalachian Trail to the Priest Mountain. Hike down the Priest to the parking area at the Route 56 Appalachian Trail crossing.

Optional stop for dinner on the way home.

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  1. KarenWIlder 12 months ago

    One of my favorite hikes! Jay, any chance I can get a ride to/from the meetup?

    • jayh 12 months ago

      Karen – No problem, I’ll pick you up a little after 7:30

      • KarenWIlder 12 months ago

        Thanks Jay! See you in a little bit 615-975-5732, Berry Burk Bldg

  2. Dayna Mann Vango 12 months ago

    Hello All!!!! I am very excited to join you all on this hike. I have not been on a hike with Central Virginia Trailblazers in at least 8 to 10 years. I’m pretty sure I have the strength and endurance for this hike. If anyone has any comments on things that I may forget to bring just returning to hiking please help me out with comments! thanks and see you soon! I’ve googled day hiking supplies and read the comments here!!!???? Exciting!!!!!!!

  3. Jen 12 months ago

    Woke up with migraine. Won’t make the hike.

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    Ingrid Stenbjorn 12 months ago

    We will miss you! I hope you feel better. I hate a migraine 🙁

  5. jayh 11 months ago

    Yet another great hike with great weather!

  6. Dayna Mann Vango 11 months ago

    This hike was AWESOME!!!!!! Thanks everyone!!!!

  7. Brian 11 months ago

    Thanks Ingrid for leading the hike yesterday!

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    Ingrid Stenbjorn 11 months ago

    It was such a great hike…although I’m moving a little slowly today. We had a great group. It could not have been better weather, company, views, other hikers we met, etc.

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