Rocky Mount and Gap Run Trails

MODERATE 9 reviews
#55 of 118 trails in

Rocky Mount and Gap Run Trails is a 9.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Island Ford, Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2969 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

1 month ago

Really overgrown in parts, but little foot traffic and great vista. If you aren't set on doing a loop, I think the 6 miles out-back might be more worth your time.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

It is a very fun trail! There is a good amount of up hill but if you've done old rag you can definitely do this! The summit is pretty cool, but there is a lot of overgrown shrubbery. Just look out for the blue marks and stay on track. You can do it!

hiking
8 months ago

This trail was hard, it is a lariat so it is mostly uphill. But so worth it. We barely saw anyone else until we were almost back to the trailhead. The woods are recovering from the recent fire, but there is soot everywhere. Some areas were over grown in spite of the fire. Bring some wipes because if you grab onto a tree branch, most likely you will bring back a black hand. The view from the top was amazing, I plan to do this hike again.

8 months ago

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backpacking
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