Carson Mountain Fort Windham Rocks via Appalachian Trail

EASY 7 reviews
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Carson Mountain Fort Windham Rocks via Appalachian Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Huntly, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 months ago

6 months ago

7 months ago

Great short hike for kids. Go past the rock formation to find a rocky path that leads you to the very top of the large cliff. The rocks at the top are easy to climb and a fun "real" rock climbing experience for my kids, 5 & 7. The roundtrip hike would take about 30 mins but they explored and climbed the rock formation for about an hour.

hiking
8 months ago

Quick little hike to the rocks, which are interesting enough. Much more interesting is the Columnar Jointing formation the other direction on the AT. I visited this peak just to bag it while I was finishing up a section hike to the edge of the park to see the kiosk.

9 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
Sunday, November 13, 2016

A good leg stretcher to an interesting rock formation. The trailhead is at the northeast end of the Compton Gap parking lot at MP 10.4. Blue blazes mark the trail. There are no restrooms at the trailhead.