Mount Pleasant Trail

MODERATE 49 reviews

Mount Pleasant Trail is a 6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Vesuvius, 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.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1466 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
14 days ago

My all-time favorite hike in Virginia

hiking
18 days ago

Hiked the Old Hotel Trail in November after the leaf drop. Completely different than when everything is in bloom. Both times are a great time to hike it. Moderate 6 mile hike with great views all along the way. Windy at the top. One of our favorite hikes. We keep coming back.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike.when my dog and I did it we only saw one other backpacker with his daughters. Their very first backpacking hike. We went counterclockwise since they were heading in clockwise. Beautiful hike my setter was pointing unknown critters most of the way. Not a lot of water so pack in plenty. Beautiful views this was done mid October. Will go back with less foliage,

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Great trail and will be doing again. I did the trail clockwise and will do it the same way again. Puts you at the summit just past halfway. My trail recorded this trail at 5.2 miles but I noticed it did not record the summits. that adds another mile to the total distance.

hiking
3 months ago

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3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

I absolutely love going to Mount pleasant! I've done the hike twice now! the second time seemed much harder but I think that's because the trail was much more overgrown than the previous. no matter how difficult, THIS HIKE IS WORTH IT! literally the BEST views in VA! Very Rocky, so be prepared for that

hiking
4 months ago

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4 months ago

5 months ago

backpacking
5 months ago

Chose this as my girlfriends first overnight backpacking trip. Perfect distance and difficulty for someone right off the couch. Views were great on the east summit, picturesque camping site on west summit. We chose to go counter clockwise. Make a figure 8 loop with Cole/Cold Mountain trail for a great multi night outing.

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike! The trail was well marked and well kept. The woods were beautiful and so was the summit. I definitely recommend it.

6 months ago

so beautiful!! even in the rain and fog. we clocked more than 6 miles. added an additional 1 to the east summit and back, so over 7 in total. The trail is very well marked...except for one spot where the fallen trees made it confusing. look forward to coming back!

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome views-both East and West overlooks!

hiking
7 months ago