Photographing Humpback Rock
Humpback Rock’s 3,080’ outlook offers photographers some outstanding views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. The view to the north is of the Afton Mountain and the Southern District of Shenandoah National Park, the east captures views of the gorgeous rolling Piedmont Hills as they lead toward Charlottesville, and the view to the west overlooks the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, Cellar Mountain and Elliott’s Knob. The view to the south looks down along the Blue Ridge Parkway as it winds through the Blue Ridge Mountains toward Wintergreen, but it is blocked by the summit of Humpback Mountain. There are a few areas on which you are able to scramble to get a southwest view, if desired. Once at the top of the rocks, take a few minutes to scramble around the rocks to find a great composition.