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Mount Rogers National Recreation Area

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Lots of horses. great views and easy trail.

We arrived before daybreak, took trail behind visitor center, once sun came up we were above the... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2018
Chester, Virginia
Hiking Mt Rogers

We did this to visit Virginias high point. Great hike, moderately strenuous for fit adults . I... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2018
Brendan O
Campbell, California
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Reviewed September 11, 2018

We arrived before daybreak, took trail behind visitor center, once sun came up we were above the clouds, only peaks poking through, it was surreal. We stayed there until the VC opened and then off to the highest peak in VA. We enjoyed the rock...More

Thank Mrs42612
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

We did this to visit Virginias high point. Great hike, moderately strenuous for fit adults . I recommend starting at Massie Gap parking area and going up through Rhodedendron Trail to Appalachian Trail to summit. That starting point brings you through meadows where the wild...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2018

I hiked Mt. Rogers this week from the Elk Ridge and on to Mt Rogers. The weather was cool and I was with my Yellow Lab. Trail is uphill and for a few miles is narrow and rocky. Dogs will need some foot protection due...More

Thank Chapingrande
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Stayed here for four days hiking and fishing. The entire area offers mountain views, wooded glades, waterfalls, and numerous trails both long and short distance. Suggest coming during the week as weekends are very crowded.

Thank Jjmat49022
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

A breathtaking 360° view, tranquil, crisp air-- a peaceful way to spend your day and unwind. Take a step back in time.

Thank sandybgee
Reviewed January 17, 2018

This is a great camping spot close to the popular and highly recommended Virginia creeper trail and that's exactly how we planned it. The area is very scenic and the campgrounds are good. Although the site where we camped didn't have tent pads that made...More

Thank thinkingdna
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful moderate hike. Section we took was rated difficult 12 mile round trip, more like easy to moderate 13 miles. Only draw back was markers didnt have mileage and trail blazes weren't marked well. Scenery was fantastic, got to see the wild ponies which made...More

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Reviewed November 20, 2017

I hiked Mount Rogers on a chilly November morning and really enjoyed it. The variety of terrain was fascinating and the trail was crowded enough that I felt safe as a solo hiker, but not too crowded. The peak of Mount Rogers isn't want you...More

Thank Denise L
Reviewed October 27, 2017

This might be the easiest high point trek ever - very little steep climbing, mostly just gentle inclines with spectacular views the entire way. It took us about 2 1/4 hours to reach the high point, and that includes wandering around trying to find the...More

Thank Rooindie
Reviewed October 18, 2017

Please take time and com to enjoy the mountain beauty. Everywhere you look you will enjoy and take a ;lot of pictures. We've been here many times and will come back.

Thank Don B
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Elaine L
July 17, 2018|
Response from sandybgee | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. A paved road leads down to picnic area, down to horse stables and up the mountain to visitors center. While some of the most breathtaking views are along trails in the park, one of the best, most expansive views... More