Brown Mountain–Rocky Mountain Run Lariat

Elkton, Virginia 22827

Brown Mountain–Rocky Mountain Run Lariat

Brown Mountain–Rocky Mountain Run Lariat Professional Review and Guide

"Enjoy a hike across two mountain peaks, dropping down to cross the park’s largest stream. Hikes through this portion of the park not only offer extraordinary views but also provide glimpses into the park’s geological past. Along Brown Mountain, sandstone is embedded with 500-million-year-old fossil worm holes. Below Brown Mountain, fire engulfed the area in 1986, and today’s hikers have the opportunity to observe firsthand just how quickly nature can regenerate herself. Carry plenty of water, especially in summer.


The trail begins in a relatively open and dry site in the midst of a field of raspberries and begins to descend almost immediately.Within 0.7 mile you encounter the first cement post.Aluminum bands herald the return of the Rocky Mountain
Run Trail from the left, but you remain on the Brown Mountain Trail, going right."

Brown Mountain–Rocky Mountain Run Lariat Reviews

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7/11/2015
The first several miles were great. Awesome views and periodic challenges. The switchbacks on the way up were a special challenge.
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Trail Information

Elkton
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
10.1
Distance
300 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
8 to 11 hours
Duration
Spring to Fall
Season
2,900 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,200 feet
Top Elevation
Shenandoah National Park
Local Contacts
National Geographic Trails Illustrated Topographic Map 228; Map 11, Appalachian Trail and Other Trails in Shenandoah National Park, South District
Local Maps