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Hidden Rocks

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About Hidden Rocks:

A gem of a training ground, perfect for the end-of-the day blitz to nail a few lines, the mid-week escape to solitude and toproping, bouldering solitude, or just hiking in an incredible setting of forests, rock, and waterfalls. If you have GPS, use the coordinates that I have posted. These are from the top of the wall. It can be tough to climb to find, hence the name Hidden Rocks.
Nearest town or city: Harrisonburg

Same approach as for Hone Quarry- Take the Bridgewater exit from I-81, and proceed W, through the light at the Exxon/Burger King. Country road leads to smal town. Pass through Bridgewater College to intersection with a stop light. Turn right at the intersection (Hardee's), and follow Main Street (Rte 42 N) towards Dayton.

Route 257 West will intersect 42 N at the first light. Turn L at this light and follow 257W for several miles, through Montezuma to Otterbein Store.

Turn left at intersection to stay on 257, cross river and continue through sharp curves and hills to reach Briery Branch Store.

Turn right at the store and follow 257 to Hone Quarry. 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. The first tends to be wet for most of the year, and is located on a steep, rocky hillside.

Park at the parking lot on your right just past the squires camp. There is a little unmarked path that takes you to a double yellow blaze path, turn right and follow it to the top. You will cross the creek 3 times to get there. As the crow flys, it is approximately 0.67 miles to the top.

Coming from the north, take Rte 33W out of Harrisonburg to reach 613, a mile or two beyond the poultry plants of Hinton (speed changes to 45mph just before intersection). Turn L at the intersection, and follow 613 to reach Otterbein Store, where you will merge into 257 automatically. Continue to Hone Quarry as above.

Latitude, Longitude: 38.27331, -79.06824
Access Issues:
Camping: Yes
When to Climb:
Quantity of Climbs: Year

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Forum Discussions (6 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies Hidden Rocks Trail CLOSED due to Mud Pond WildFire roninthorne 0 Nov 18 2015, 3:06 PM
With Replies Hidden Rock Lead Rack ticebf 5 Sep 29 2009, 2:17 PM
With Replies Hidden Cracks Roof, Possible? Rating? toofreakinsexy1 22 Jul 25 2011, 8:46 PM
With Replies Conditions Report from Hidden Rocks roninthorne 1 Sep 03 2004, 7:30 PM
With Replies The Gate at Second mountain orngave 5 Sep 02 2002, 6:47 PM
With Replies Harrisonburg-VA bouldering hyhuu 2 Jul 04 2002, 4:14 AM