Mount Rogers Loop via Appalachian Trail

3 reviews #1 hike out of 12 in
10.5 mi
Distance
5 hrs 43 min
Time
terrain
1,059 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a difficult out and back trail to Mount Rogers in Jefferson National Forest.

Trialhead parking is actually in Grayson Highlands State Park and can, at times, get crowded because this is such a popular walk. For most people, seeing the wild ponies in the area can be a lot of fun. There are also some very neat rocks to climb around on and perhaps enjoy a picnic lunch. The actual summit of Mount Rogers is a little anticlimactic because the survey marker marking the summit is in the middle of a forest but the walk is absolutely terrific. There are several good trails in the area with which you can make the out and back trail into a more-interesting loop.

This trail goes by Wilburn Ridge and Pine Mountain.

Getting Started

Enter Grayson Highlands State Park and drive around to the Massie Gap parking area. The state park also offers a nice campground (closed in the winter and often full in the summer).

Taking Children

Great place to take family - especially for the wild ponies.



    Rate this Hike

    user_profile
    1 year, 6 months ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    1 year, 8 months ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    1 year, 10 months ago
    ★ ★ ★


Public Tracks

user_profile
ncpatrick 3 years, 9 months ago
Track (8/19/17, 10:06:30AM)
First trip with the app. I was impressed at the minimal battery usage.
user_profile
deanaacklin 3 months ago
user_profile
cmiller.c2si 6 months, 1 week ago
user_profile
rharper2601 7 months ago
user_profile
Shingo 7 months ago
user_profile
locke.hutson 10 months, 2 weeks ago
user_profile
ggmcd34 11 months ago
user_profile
vdavej 1 year, 7 months ago
user_profile
KDALE 1 year, 9 months ago
user_profile
cnfergus 1 year, 9 months ago
user_profile
rickzilla1998 1 year, 9 months ago
user_profile
ehowiedoin 1 year, 10 months ago
user_profile
robskaggs.pub 1 year, 10 months ago
user_profile
jared_jamison 1 year, 10 months ago
user_profile
oh_hale 1 year, 11 months ago
user_profile
Mike 2 years, 5 months ago
user_profile
Chris Richter 2 years, 11 months ago
user_profile
shishdim 3 years, 10 months ago
user_profile
robertluher 3 years, 11 months ago
user_profile
Mel 4 years, 8 months ago
user_profile
Mel Martin 4 years, 8 months ago
user_profile
Andy Schwab 6 years, 1 month ago
user_profile
cassfan3 6 years, 7 months ago
user_profile
erik.hadley.3 6 years, 8 months ago