Madison County High Point Trip Report

Hawksbill Mtn (4,051 ft)

Date: May 31, 1998
Author: Ron Tagliapietra

Hawksbill is also the Page, VA cohp and the Shenandoah National Park highpoint. Take Skyline Drive to mile 45.6 (i.e. 0.6 miles south of milepost 45) at the Hawksbill Gap parking area at 3365 ft of elevation.

From here the trail climbs about a half mile to the rocky summit ringed by a tourist wall. A second trail begins a mile south (mile 46.7) at Upper Hawksbill Parking. While this starts higher at 3630 ft, it is more distant from the peak and results in a roundtrip hike of two miles.