Spy Rock

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.