Mount Rogers Spur Trail

Jefferson National Forest, Virginia 24333

Elevation Gain309ft
Trailhead Elevation5,428ft
Elevation Min/Max5428/5729ft
Elevation Start/End5428/5428ft

Mount Rogers Spur Trail

Mount Rogers Spur Trail is a hiking trail in Smyth County and Grayson County, Virginia. It is within Jefferson National Forest. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 5,428 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 309 feet. The trail ends near Mount Rogers (elevation 5,722 feet). This trail connects with the following: Appalachian Trail.

Mount Rogers Spur Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Mount Rogers Spur Trail Reviews

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

Mount Rogers Spur Trail Photos

Trail Information

Jefferson National Forest
Nearby City
Jefferson National Forest
Grayson Highlands State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Whitetop Mountain
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018