Dobie Mountain via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews

Dobie Mountain via Appalachian Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wintergreen, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,371 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

The biggest thing to note on this is the one way part of the loop to and from the shelter. Once at the shelter it was not clear to us to retrace our steps, so we ended up another mile out at a family cemetery (certainly worth visiting) but that put us off our timing and we lost out on completing the loop. So remember when you leave the loop for the shelter (a good place for lunch) that you will retrace your steps to get back to the loop to continue.

trail running
2 months ago

Somewhat difficult to run, but a very nice trail. Missed the turn to Glass Hollow Overlook, so be on the look for the turn. Going all the way to the shelter is really nice and well worth it.
I missed having a detailed description of the trail on AllTrails, but I found one online here - https://www.hikingupward.com/GWNF/DobieMountain/

3 months ago

Fun hike. Not crowded. Everyone else at site was walking humpback. Will do again. My dog loved it! :)

7 months ago

We hiked it in November around Thanksgiving. The leaves had pretty much all fallen, which made the footing slippy and tough to read in a few spots, but nothing difficult. Beautiful views and not at all crowded.

hiking
9 months ago

Also known as the Jack Albright Loop, we started at the Humpback Rocks parking area, and after climbing up to the rocks, took the AT down to Glass Hollow overlook for a short snack and a nice view, then continued on the AT to the left turn on the Jack Albright trail over Dobie Mountain, which is wooded with no exposures. Nice hike and discovered the plane crash from the 1960s - you can't miss the mangled sheet aluminum cabin and motor housing. Several folks were out enjoying the great weather.

11 months ago

Ran it with a dog... Beautiful and if you do the glass overlook it's 6.2 miles. Would not rate "easy" for trail running! Lol

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