Wonderful views of the valley from the top. A short hike with about 400 foot climb but not steep anywhere from the Skyland parking area (approaching from the south side).
Can imagine it would be cowded in the warmer weather months, but in mid-Feb on a windy Sunday we only saw 2 other groups of people hiking and were alone on the summit (with a ton of wind - be care on the rocks up there if it's windy.) Signs say no pets which i would guess in season would be a useful rule with crowds.
There a spot a little down from the summit that is sheltered if you're looking for a spot for lunch out of the wind at the top. There are 2 approaches - the main one from the south and the skyland parking area (facilities were closed for winter, but section of the parking area was open). We had planned to do the northern approach with a trail head off the skyline drive about 1-2 miles further north, but with the snow decided the southern approach would be more clear - looked like this was a wise decision in February. Northern approach might be less crowded in warm weather if you can get place to park at the trail head.
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