Appalachian Trail - 5,400'

Mt. Rogers & Wilburn Ridge, VA

A hike to the highest point in Virginia from Massie Gap in Grayson Highlands State park. The 8-mile round trip was surprisingly rugged and the wind was unrelenting on the exposed ridges. A beautiful fall hike...

Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  36.633327, -81.508759

Route Type:  Out-and-back       Difficulty:  HARD

Hike Length: 8.0 miles                 Hike Duration: 4:45

Trailhead Temp: 40'F                  Trail Traffic:  25-50 people

Min. Elevation: 4,650'                   Max. Elevation: 5,729'

Total Vertical Gain: 1,455'            Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile: 182'

Trails Used (blaze color):  Appalachian (white), Mount Rogers Summit Spur (unblazed), Rhododendron (unblazed), Wilburn Ridge (blue)

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