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A continuation of South Prospect Rock Trail past Cacapon State Park to the rock overlook.


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6.6

Miles

10.7

KM

Doubletrack

2,189' 667 m

High

1,558' 475 m

Low

151' 46 m

Up

776' 237 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

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Family Friendly This trail is mostly level and a leads to a great destination.

Description

This is a continuation of the southern portion of the trail and leads to a beautiful overlook rock that George Washington wrote about:

"Ride with Mrs. Washington and others to the Cacapehon Mountain, to see the prospect from thence." George Washington — August 19, 1769

George Washington often rode here when visiting Berkley Springs to soak in the natural springs.

The unique rock formations may be reached by a 12-mile fire road and flat hiking trail along the crest of Cacapon Mountain accessed from Cacapon State Park. Though the trail is fairly flat/rolling at the start, a moderate descent at the end can be a challenge for beginners, and the climb back to the trailhead can be strenuous, so be prepared!

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Shared By:

Mark Hoyle

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#195

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View from Prospect Rock looking over the Potomac and C&O Canals.
Oct 23, 2016 near Berkele…, WV

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