38.44813, -79.12205 There are only ten sites at Hone Quarry. Downloads. endstream endobj 98 0 obj <>stream VWC's Collaboration with Forest Stakeholders, Steps in the Passage of a Wilderness Bill. On a gorgeous Sunday, at the peak of fall, we saw only three people on the trail. ��o���,��w�?�H���?|WZ٧y��/ ��u=R�O�r��U��[��:��#��|ׂ֔���� � Ours was quiet and well equipped with a tent pad, a picnic table, a fire ring, and a handy swing-arm grill that adjusts to the height of your fire. Near the end of Hone Quarry Road is a small, self-pay campground with a handful of well established campsites and restrooms. On a gorgeous Sunday, at the peak of fall, we saw only three people on the trail. �*�]D��Y���5�t���"��u�b�g�+���O�Ks�Ϩ�Pu��T��kp�~U��EX ��g��֖�����K9��>C/vQHqK돿5�(�z�C��y� Watch for trail to turn right up hill. We’re talking about the kind of stuff that requires helmets and kneepads: rock climbing, mountain biking, and more. They are nestled in a thick stand of pines, and most are far enough apart to feel private. After you enter Hone Quarry, pass through a section of residences and hunting camps before reaching the first and second pullouts for Hidden Rocks parking, located about a hundred yards apart on the right side of the road, directly across from Squire's Camp, one of the last private holdings in the Quarry. Just beyond the camp-sites is Hone Quarry, a man-made lake stocked with trout. Trail length: 3.3 miles roundtrip Difficulty: Moderate Directions: From Interstate 81 take U.S. Route 33 W to Virginia State Route 613, make a left.Follow Virginia State Route 257 W to Hone Quarry Road and make a right. Turn right at the store and follow 257 to Hone Quarry. endstream endobj 100 0 obj <>stream 38.44813, -79.12205; Oak Knob (7.9 miles) climbs quickly to high ground. If you’re lucky, you might spot someone mid-climb. There are open types (called quarries, or open-pit mines) and closed types (mines and caves). �?�شcّᦗEJ��2{�T��>̪{�ٛ�&��NgH�����i{yQ���r���_$�\t��t2c`���!|�.��!ϣ+3�����F3l��xHSAa�� �`��M��#�$�� Oak Knob is about a 7.9 mile loop, with views overlooking Hone Quarry Reservoir and the valley. That’s certainly the case with the Hidden Rocks Waterfall. There are two parking areas, one just past Squire's Camp, about a tenth of a mile from the trail head, and another adjacent to the trail's end. When exploring high places, remember that gravity never sleeps, so don't get careless. Hone Quarry, just west of Harrisonburg Virginia, is one of the least utilized trail systems in the George Washington National Forest. When you book an RV in Harrisonburg, you’ll be near the big-city attractions and amenities of Charlottesville and Washington DC.You’ll also have easy access to the spectacular natural beauty of the Shenandoah National Park and the Monongahela National Forest. Hidden Rocks is an easy 2.5-mile out-and-back hike featuring a small waterfall, and large granite wall for rock climbing (See below). Customer Service Desk Open Tuesday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and all federal holidays. ��ʼnw�������Q�3B��%�j��ƙ&E�ޣw ���`/|�d��pbO�Df�ͱ��HSm����;nqL 3�h�%�E��iq�۰���4� O{�n˴y��G�m�XiT-g��� :�PK$'"�e�f �����Ğ9��&+Ȋ?�ʷ���Qr���3y.�Lu��4xj|�p\+�l�E���gh��IG%2��K5�~q D��|/��l~ē�h����z������4�kuƱ�CkA�h�[�=�G�߷�H�ҘSS����@.�ܻdG��h�(P{sd�P�� �#�� ���J�>�*�SM��i�lOT��wT��?���?�+V,�f���QV"|/L�����[aoaX��U�#�^�I�lY�l�'Ũ��A�/9�'� ������r��2KXxz�;O�? There is a $5 per day fee for camping. Hone Quarry Campground is the place for the serious adventuring. Not only is it much faster to get to, but there are also no windy roads. Contact Information. Four campsites along upper FR 62 in the George Washington National Forest. Tony and Adam launched a drone from the top of Hidden Rocks. Camp Horizons (540-896-7600) or Camp Brethren Woods (540-269-2741) for cabin and bunkhouse lodging in the Shenandoah Valley Time: 2 hours; Elevation Gain:390 feet; Parking: Small parking area on the Hone Quarry Rd. When the water is a moderate level in spring and summer, look for crayfish and salamanders in the stream - they're abundant! View the Full Album of Photos From This Hike. Trailhead is nearly a mile further on the right and begins on the right side of the parking lot with trail marker #511. When climbing and scrambling on steep terrain and boulders, always be alert and watch where you place your hands. Hone Quarry is a popular camping and picnic area, but you probably won’t see many people on this hike. Stone quarry is an outdated term for mining construction rocks (limestone, marble, granite, sandstone, etc.). If you visit in early July, the blooming Rosebay rhododendron is impressive! WILD GUYde Adventures, LLC. Instant PDF Generic pre-created PDF - for Harrisonburg You must be logged in to get instant PDFs containing more than 200 routes. The first tends to be wet for most of the year, and is located on a steep, rocky hillside. Park here and look north, uphill across the road. Please never toss things like rocks or trash off the tops of cliffs when there is a trail below. '�`-{Xp�d�Tl�\�R���r�!M,Q|�;�|aݞ��ymB ���U��u������g�HD~�j� ... Head to the Hone Quarry Recreation Area near Dayton, Virginia. Harrisonburg is a crag inside of Virginia. What this shows me is that the Hidden Rocks Trail in the lower right is very popular, as is the Cliff Trail and the waterfall trail off of the Slate Springs Trail. The trail climbs up Back Mountain to the Hidden Rocks themselves, a popular scene for rock climbers. The area is home to deer, squirrel, raccoon, rabbits, white-breasted nuthatch, pileated woodpecker, different species of fish, snakes, and salamander. From the Avatar boulder, head right (east) a few hundred feet, without going up or down hill, to reach the Artz boulder. Hidden Rocks ‐ 30 minute ... Take a right turn at the 257 Grocery Store, drive about a mile until you see a sign for Hone Quarry on your right. Hidden Rocks is located in George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. Aptly named, this secret spot is tucked away at the end of a beautiful hiking trail through the George Washington Forest. (�7�(*̝��(. Hidden Rocks Trail. 1047 Stuart St. Harrisonburg, VA 22802 (540) 433-1637. lester@wildguyde.com “I will exchange a city for a sunset, the tramp of legions for a wind’s wild cry, and all the braggard thrusts of steel triumphant for one far summit, blue against the sky.” (Marie Blake) Pass the Hone Quarry parking lot and look for a gravel pull-out on the left. Hone Quarry Run provides year-round water flowing through the campground and recreation area, with mixed hardwood trees including eastern pine, red oak, sycamore, and poplar. Hidden Rocks is the shortest of the three main hikes in this area, along with Oak Knob and Hone Quarry Ridge. In late summer, it is typically nearly dry. Shortly after entering George Washington National Forest, turn right onto FDR 62 into Hone Quarry Recreation Area. The trail is decorated by doors attached to the trees. Forest Supervisor's Office 5162 Valleypointe Parkway Roanoke, VA 24019 1-888-265-0019 540-265-5100. Forth Mountain Trail. Time: 2 hours; Elevation Gain:390 feet; Parking: Small parking area on the Hone Quarry Rd. The views are pretty limited, but it’s still a worthwhile hike in the vicinity of Hone Quarry. It was a good campsite. This is actually a really nice spot located along a beautiful trout stream. In the 18th century, the use of drilling and blasting operations was mastered. Hone Quarry, just west of Harrisonburg Virginia, is one of the least utilized trail systems in the George Washington National Forest. Matt R/AllTrails. Why it’s Great: Just as Arizona has the Grand Canyon and Utah has Arches National Park, Missouri is home to a few of its very own geological wonders. Hidden RocksHidden Rocks Trail Length: 3.3 miles (out, loop, and return) Starting location: Hone Quarry Recreation Area, parking lot on FDR 62.From Dayton, VA, head west on Rt 257. There's a short cliff line called Hidden Rocks with some top roping and some easy trad climbs.There's also lots of mountain biking and hiking trails out there. 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