As one of the most heavily hiked sections of the Appalachian Trail, McAfee Knob is a popular destination. The 3.5 mile hike is well worth your while. The panoramic view available at the knob is astounding. The fact that there are more than 75 climbable boulders at the summit is just icing on the cake. The long hike and vast expanse of boulders has kept the area fairly underdeveloped.
The rock is gritty sandstone; in some areas it is smooth like HP40 while in other areas it is hard slick quartzite. There are slopers, pockets, edges, tiny crimps, and glorious jugs. Most boulders on the top are vertical, rectangular and between 10 and 20 feet tall. There are a few roofs and many groveling topouts.
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