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Review of Backbone Rock

Backbone Rock
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Small park area that's a great stop on the way to Damascus or Shady Valley. The short hike to the top of the rock affords some nice treetop views.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I didn't know what to expect at Backbone Rock, but it was really a lovely spot, and the "backbone" is actually a bridge carved out of the rock . If you are brave like my daughter, you can climb up a carved out stairway to the top of the rock, and walk across the top of the bridge. This is part of a large recreational area beside a stream, with picnic areas and tables, and signs warning that bears are "active in the area"...we didn't see any, though. But the leaves were beautiful, and the weather was very nice for exploring around the area.

Thank kthywin
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

My husband and I were just driving looking at the fall leaves and came upon this place. What a nice surprise. We hiked up to the top and across to the other side. Very relaxing and a nice get away. Really pretty place and easy to climb.

1  Thank Barbara H
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

It is a beautiful, quiet park. Clear mountain creek. If you like nature, this is the place. get out and walk the trails. Great motorcycle trip.

Thank Ken R
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Backbone Rock trail can be treacherous on slippery leaves. Great day trip for a family with nice picnic area and stream. Pretty in the fall.

Thank Ocraholic
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