Trail Rules

Use the Hiking Trail at YOUR OWN RISK.

Hibriten Mountain has become a very popular place for hiking- with a Nature Trail and a road to the summit.

It is a brisk 45-minute walk to the summit, and the view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and other surroundings is well-worth the effort. The Nature Trail winds through about 7 different private properties. The Forest Service doesn’t own the trail, although they do help maintain it for Emergencies and the tower. It is a wonderful way for folks to experience the mountain, but please respect the following recommendations:

Hiking Recommendations

  • water.
  • binoculars.
  • camera / cell phone.
  • SPF (applied before the hike).
  • good walking shoes (flip flops or sandels not recommended).
  • dog friendly- but clean up after your pet. Dogs must be on a leash at ALL times.


This mountain needs to be protected and kept clean for the enjoyment of all. Please do your part by honoring the rules, and respecting others.

  • DAY HIKING ONLY – No Headlamps or Flashlights Allowed.
  • Absolutely NO parking or turn-arounds past Parking lot as the road is PRIVATE.
  • Motorcycles or four-wheelers are not allowed (several have been chased off recently).
  • No defacing anything on the mountain- this includes structures like the hand glider ramp, towers, monuments, etc.
  • No climbing on the star / cross structure, unless you’re just stupid.
  • No climbing on any of the towers.
  • No removing light bulbs from the star / cross structure.
  • Enjoy the hand glider ramp at your own risk. Remember: gravity has its own rules to which we must all adhere.