Humpback Rock is a massive greenstone outcrop. It can be easily reached by hiking about one mile from the parking lot at the visitor’s center. Of course, we did NOT choose this route…we hiked around three miles taking the Appalachian Trail from the picnic area. By taking this route, we were able to view spectacular scenery from other outcrops on the way to the main one.
On our return we did manage to shave about a half mile by taking another trail that runs parallel to the AT for a portion of the distance. This was much smoother, less strenuous as it was much less rock scrambling. We assumed it was an old railroad bed. According to Dirt Man: The 1945 topo map shows the return trail as the Appalachian Trail. Pre-1935, the trail we returned on is not shown on any map.
I took a few of these pictures, but Dirt Man took the majority of them.