Appalachian Trail - 5,400'

Mount Rogers - Virginia Highpoint

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: VERY HARD (Petzoldt Rating: 10.91 )      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)