4 miles, moerate terrain
65 miles from Daleville, $6.00 carpool fee
Take the I-81 Exit 202/Raphine-Steeles Tavern and head east on VA 606 for 1.5 miles
to US 11. Turn left onto US 11 and an immediate right onto VA 56.
A 9.1 mile drive on
this narrow, twisting road will bring you across the crest of the Blue Ridge
Mountains and to VA 690 and the Montebello Fish Hatchery sign.
Go right on VA-690 past the fish hatchery to
the USFS parking lot to start the hike. After a steady climb, hikers are rewarded with a 360-degree view
from Spy Rock, a granite dome with some unusual vegetation on it. Legend has it
that Spy Rock was used by Confederate scouts during the Civil War to track
Union troop movements into the Shenandoah Valley.