Lilttle Rocky Row Loop via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Lilttle Rocky Row Loop via Appalachian Trail is a 11.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Monroe, Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

11.1 miles
2621 feet

dogs on leash




nature trips

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wild flowers


The hike starts at the Appalachian Trail James River Foot Bridge. Once on the ridge you will have multiple awesome views of the James River cutting its way through the mountains. This has been mapped this as a loop but recommend doing it as an out and back for multiple reasons: The last part of the loop utilizes a rarely used overgrown trail (read ticks), 1.5 miles is on a paved road, trail markings are intermittent/faded, no views or sites, etc.

6 months ago

enjoyed this hike...nice views from little rocky row!...gets a tad difficult up top...nice river walk too!

9 months ago

the first part of the trail is easy. the second part of the trail the last mile from the top or so is quite difficult. this Trail is rated as moderate, but some of it is difficult.

10 months ago

Wonderful Trail. Not McAfee but a beautiful view from the top.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

We hiked to the first overlook, about 3.7 miles and it was definitely worth the hike. The view is gorgeous and you can see miles and miles of mountains. You could even see where we started from. I highly recommend it to anyone. Don't let the steeper climb near the end stop you. :)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

We hiked as a 10+ mile put and back (as a recommendation from another hiker). Great trail and the views are beautiful from the top. A great reward after the 21 switchbacks to get to the top.