Blue Ridge Parkway
Hike Humpback for the perfect sunriseHumpback rock offers spectacular views of the Blue Ridge mountains and Virginia. The hike up Humpback is fairly straightforward, although essentially a 30 minute climb straight up. The hike is popular among students from UVA in nearby Charlottesville (during the school year, at least), as watching the sunrise from these rocks is one of the traditions to fulfill before graduation. The trickiest part is finding the trailhead and parking area- check at the information center on the parkway to get clear directions.