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Lewis Peak via Rockytop Trail is a 9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Grottoes, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 9.0 mi Elevation gain 1,893 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Forest

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Getting There

A beautiful hike for the whole family.

Park at the Lewis Moutain Campground picnic area.

Sky Line Mile 57.5. Go to tent site 16.

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Ron Shearer
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The routing on this map is incorrect. It needs updated. Continuing beyond the point that needs updated the trail turned into tall grass and after pulling not one but two lone star ticks off of me we decided it wasn’t worth it and turned back. A trail better suited for a different time of year If it is not maintained IMO.

Comment from AllTrails

- 1 month ago

Thank you for the review! As of June 5th, 2020, the map has been updated to reflect the correct route.

Bush Bell
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Great day but trail left a little to be desired. As referenced by others there are parts where the trail was narrow along the lower ridge. Some parts very rocky. Could not find Lewis Mt trail cut off. Likely user error but went part area multiple times and on trail for about 1 mile part where the map said it should be. Views limited by trees.

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Mark Bartlett
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Bill Watson
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We took the AT from Blackrock Summit parking area to the left on the Rockytop Trail and then another left toward Austin Mountain as we were doing the complete ridge loop down to the fire road and back up Furnace Mountain. The Rockytop portion of the trail [and Lewis Mountain "may" be a bit better] was nice walk in the woods at first and then we went along the left ridge through the rockpiles, which are pretty cool, and then down to the fire road. Views are ok, and rockpiles are a neat feature to pick your way through, but there are better trails nearby with more bang for your effort.

Linda Beights
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Rosemary Eyre-Brook
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Emi Ly
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Clay Huie
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Anne Monique
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Heather Dickey
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Rosemary Eyre-Brook
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Karol Akers
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Patrick Cory
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Tara Landry
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John Jakob
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W M.
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Shannon Healy
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Anna CASTLE
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Anne Colgate
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Anne Colgate
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Claire C.
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Catherine Cotrupi
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Fred Norton
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Claire C.
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Mary Shifflett
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Todd Pat
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Patrick Cory
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Claire C.
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