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Raven Rocks, Bluemont

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Raven Rocks is spur of Blue Ridge Mountain in Jefferson County, West Virginia. The peak is located just north of Jefferson County's border with Clarke County, Virginia and west of its border with Loudoun County, Virginia.

Raven Rocks is formed by the drainage gorges of Rocky Branch Creek to the north and Raven Rocks Creek to the south (both direct tributaries of the Shenandoah River) on the mountains western watershed. Raven Rocks is the northernmost spur in a series spurs and hollows that occur along the western slope of Blue Ridge Mountain south to Ashby Gap. The formation is often referred to as the rollercoaster by Appalachian Trail hikers as the trail undulates between these spurs and hollows along the western face of the mountain along this stretch of the ridge.

The peak is notable for the Crescent Rock cliffs. The Appalachian Trail crosses the saddle of the ridge.
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  • Raven Rocks is a great day hike. Highly recommend you heed advice on parking which is posted on the official website and on the billboard at the trail head. Every car that parked on the side of 679... 
    Raven Rocks is a great day hike. Highly recommend you heed advice on parking which is posted on the official website and on the billboard at the trail head. Every car that parked on the side of 679...  more »
  • Went Thursday and was surprised to find 8 others on the trail plus a couple of rock climbers at the top. Lots of undulations making it a great workout. My hiking time was 2.5 hours although one site.....  more
    Went Thursday and was surprised to find 8 others on the trail plus a couple of rock climbers at the top. Lots of undulations making it a great workout. My hiking time was 2.5 hours although one site.....  more »
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  • Good hike, decently strenuous, roller coaster up and down, and out and back hike. Dogs are welcome on the trail, we missed the summit because it tidbit obvious or well marked. Would definitely do this hike again!
  • It's known as the roller coaster section for a reason. Very rocky with a lot of elevation changes. Otherwise, it's a beautiful and worthwhile hike to the lookout. Just follow the white AT markers and you'll get there.

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