Scales to Wilburn Ridge Loop

HARD 3 reviews
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Scales to Wilburn Ridge Loop is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Troutdale, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, birding, horses, and backpacking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,669 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

This trail offers a little bit of everything in Mount Rogers area. Open forest, mountain top balds, and ponies! Hike can be lengthened or shortened by taking different segments of trails. If you start at Scales, you'll need a 4WD to get there. You can start at Grayson Highlands, which will add about a mile.

backpacking
1 day ago

This whole area is a gem, western views for us eastern folks. The AT thru here can be rocky so wear good boots. Decent water sources and plenty of great camp spots. Take side trips and explorer. This trail is only a good introduction. BTW it is Rhodo Gap not Rodie. Tons of Rhododendrons in the area.

backpacking
10 months ago

Started from Grayson highlands, and went clockwise. Made for a fun weekend backpacking trip. We were surprised to find a large herd of long horn cattle on the northwest corner of the loop, where we camped the first night. Besides having to avoid cow patties, a great trip.

backpacking
9 months ago