High Rocks Spur Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Wytheville, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 931 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly


mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching




wild flowers



historic site

The High Rocks Spur meanders along the eastern ridge-line of Sand Mountain until it reaches the popular outcropping, High Rocks. From High Rocks the visitor can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the valley, the Town of Wytheville and the Walker Mountains in the distance. High Rocks is definitely worth the hike. There is another trail leading to the rock outcropping from the Big Survey Wildlife Management Area. Note: The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries requires you to have a an Access Permit or a hunting/fishing license when using their property.

1 month ago

First section of a trail is a fire road with a bright yellow gate. Second section is a well maintained trail. The summit is quaint, not much a ton of room so if there’s families and stuff you probably won’t get much quiet. Cool rocks to climb on and such. Views aren’t quite panoramic but decently rewarding. I would do this hike again.

Sun Dec 02 2018

The view from the top can not be trumped!!

Thu Nov 30 2017

Trail is fairly new and is rough and unlevel with areas of exposed roots and rocks. It has been connects into the trails of Crystal Springs Recreation Area. Hiking the Boundary Trail and this trail will give you near 12 miles if parked at the parking area off of Pump Hollow Road.

5 months ago

Sun Apr 29 2018

Fri Apr 14 2017