Mount Rogers via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Mount Rogers via Appalachian Trail is a 8.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Trout Dale, 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.

DISTANCE
8.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1922 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Hike along the Appalachian Trail leading to the summit of Mount Rogers, Virginia's highest peak (5,729 feet). This hike provides an incredibly scenic overview of the Appalachians' most intriguing ecosystems, including long-range vistas from open "balds" and dark spruce-fir forests nearest the summit. This guide also discusses some of the fascinating natural history of these habitats, which is almost as dramatic as the scenery itself.

1 month ago

Nice trail easy to follow and well marked. I hiked Massie Gap to Mt Rogers Summit then Continued to elk gardens on the AT. The Massie Gap approach has better views and more ponies if your looking to Summit MT Rogers.

hiking
10 months ago