Rocky Mountain Trail

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia 22835

Distance8.2mi
Elevation Gain3,352ft
Trailhead Elevation2,854ft
Top2,854ft
Elevation Min/Max1239/2854ft
Elevation Start/End2854/2854ft

Rocky Mountain Trail

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.

Rocky Mountain Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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."

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Trail Information

Shenandoah National Park
Nearby City
Shenandoah National Park
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Shenandoah National Park, 3655 US 211 East, Luray (540) 999-3500 www.nps.gov/shen
Local Contacts
USGS McGaheysville; PATC #11: Shenandoah National Park South District
Local Maps