Mile 0.6 - Make the first switchback, and now continue more steeply.
Mile 0.76 - Make a switchback to the left, then in 75 yards the blue blazed Jawbone Gap Trail makes another sharp switchback to the right and leaves the forestry road. The trail is now a narrow hiking trail and will switchback two more times then climb to the ridge and intersection of the orange blazed Massanutten and white blazed Jawbone Overlook trails.
Mike 2.5 - Arrive back at the parking area on Crisman Hollow Rd.
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Reviews For The Jawbone Overlook Hike (5 Most Recent)
Nice out & back for the jawbone overlook. A little buggy, but the pond was very clear and filled with aquatic life. The overlook is a bit small and rocky, so you may not want to take a large party up there, but its a great view nonetheless. Above all, a great place for some peace & quiet I didn't see a single other soul during my time there.
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 15, 2017
What a good way to enjoy tax day. This was a nice leisure hike, with plenty of solitude (only saw one other family). The pond was very clear and the overlook gave me a lovely view east as the sun was coming up (goes great with coffee). While you're in the area, go explore Camp Roosevelt, this was the very first CCC camp.