Buzzard Rock Hole - Hike and Swim near Strasburg, Virginia
Buzzard Rock, Virginia 22652, USA,Strasburg,Virginia
38.9414898, -78.301951
4.5 miles SE of Strasburg, Virginia
Address: Buzzard Rock, Virginia 22652, USA
GPS: 38°56'29.4"N 78°18'7.0"W
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State: Virginia

Hike and Swim

Buzzard Rock Hole is a popular swimming hole in the forests below the famous Buzzard Rock. The hike to Buzzard Rock is a moderate hike that can be anywhere from 4 to seven miles depending on what path you decide to take. The Buzzard Rock is a beautiful mountain with unique rock formations as the top. These mountains provide a beautiful view for swimmers and hikers alike.

Buzzard Rock Hole is a clear, deep and cold swimming hole that is surrounded by a rock ledge that is perfect for sunbathing. Swimmers should be aware that the bottom of the swimming hole is rocky and shallow, making it unsafe to jump in. Swimmer should also be mindful of currents near the edges of the swimming hole. 

4.1K Written by tasiawhicker

Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don't feed the wildlife.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors


From Strasburg, Virginia

  1. Head south on N Massanutten St toward E King St (102 ft)
  2. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto VA-55 E/E King St
    Continue to follow VA-55 E
    (5.1 mi)
  3. Turn right onto State Rte 678/Fort Valley Rd
    Continue to follow Fort Valley Rd
    (2.1 mi)
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