Rocky Mount and Gap Run Trails is a 9.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Island Ford, Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This trail was hard, it is a lariat so it is mostly uphill. But so worth it. We barely saw anyone else until we were almost back to the trailhead. The woods are recovering from the recent fire, but there is soot everywhere. Some areas were over grown in spite of the fire. Bring some wipes because if you grab onto a tree branch, most likely you will bring back a black hand. The view from the top was amazing, I plan to do this hike again.