Rocky Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Rockingham County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 8.2 miles long and begins at 2,854 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,352 feet. The Brown Mountain Overlook viewpoint is near the trailhead. Brown Mountain (elevation 2,569 feet) can be seen along the trail.
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"Rocky Mount’s western flank is a demanding climb of 850 feet in just over 1 mile. If you’re not breathless at the top, the view will steal what breath is left. A series of ridges and peaks intersect and rise in succession to the limitless horizon. A return hike on Gap Run Trail takes you from soaring heights into shaded forest.
It’s said trails in the south district of Shenandoah National Park get less use than other areas of the park. The Rocky Mount/Gap Run loop is proof of this. As a day hike, it is a strenuous full-day trip. Overnighters will find that a quiet tent site along Gap Run allows time to tarry and enjoy the deep-woods scenery."
--Bill and Mary Burnham, Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition (Falcon Guides).
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