Harkening Hill Statistics
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Iconic Picture Spot
Harkening Hill - (2021) Unofficial Trail Guide
Balancing Rocks Nature Walk Overlook
Harkening Hill is the third summit of the Peaks of Otter including Sharp Top Trail and Flat Top Mountain Trail. Managed in part by the National Parks Service, Harkening Hill is easy to moderate difficulty trail showcases many balancing rocks and a memorable outlook at the top.
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Harkening Hill Location & Trail Conditions
Harkening Hill Trail Best Picture Locations
Harkening Hill Overlook ranks among the Roanoke area's best views. Among the balancing rocks there are some strange-looking ones that look quite picturesque.
Harkening Hill Additional Information
Harkening Hill Trail completes the 3 part series of the Peaks of Otter in Virginia. Harkening Hill Trail is the lesser-used trail of the Peaks of Otter if only because it's overshadowed by the more known Sharp Top Trail.
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