Mount Rogers - Virginia Highpoint

Independence, Virginia

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Highpoint rank by height: 19th. When traveling along state roads in this area, it's unlikely that you will be able to exceed 35- 40 miles per hour (56-64 km/h) due to the nature of the terrain and many "no passing" zones. Not much of a view at the highpoint due to trees. You will find the USGS marker embedded in the rock.
Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints

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Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints

by Charlie & Diane Winger (Colorado Mountain Club Press)

Highpoint rank by height: 19th. When traveling along state roads in this area, it's unlikely that you will be able to exceed 35- 40 miles per hour (56-64 km/h) due to the nature of the terrain and many "no passing" zones. Not much of a view at the highpoint due to trees. You will find the USGS marker embedded in the rock.

© 2002 Charlie & Diane Winger/Colorado Mountain Club Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Independence
Distance: 8
Elevation Gain: 1,510 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4 to 6 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 4,720 feet
Top Elevation: 5,729 feet
Local Contacts: Grayson Highlands State Park
Local Maps: USGS Whitetop Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Rogers - Virginia Highpoint

Recent Trail Reviews

11/15/2014
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This hike was a pleasant surprise. As mentioned in the hike description, the summit is wooded. No matter, as most of the hike reminded me of the Alpine Garden in New Hampshire. Scattered knolls afforded hikers some bouldering experience, and the views on this day were spectacular. A fair number of hikers were on the trail, indicating it's popularity despite the off-season. I plan to hike this again, bringing my children the next time.


6/30/2014
0

Fun trail to hike, not a big challenge, but the views are excellent.



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