Mount Rogers

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Highest point in the state of Virginia. The mountain is a gentle climb to the spruce-covered summit. The trail to the summit is a 1/2 mile spur leading off from the Appalachian Trail. There are pleasant meadows on the summit ridge which are excellent for camping as well as a shelter and toilet. The only available water is from streams and springs. Views are excellent.

Elevation (feet): 5,729
Elevation (meters): 1,746
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Blue Ridge Mountains
State: Virginia
Latitude: 36.6597
Longitude: -81.5447
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Convenient Center: Marion, VA

Thanks to Jeff Lonard for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 15 trip reports for Mount Rogers.

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  • Log #22432 - by Steve Gruhn on Oct 10, 2013
    Solo hike.
  • Log #22427 - by Caj E Svensson on Oct 09, 2013
    We made a nice weekend road trip through Kentucky and Virginia with friends Patrik and Ingrid. Slept over night in Virgina and set off to the mountain. Some rain and a little fog. We missed the trail...
  • Log #22104 - by Beth Shelton on Nov 20, 2010
    Watch out! There's more than one way to the summit, so be sure of the landmarks and signs. We got off the path we wanted to take and ended up backtracking which made for an 11 mile hike. Not so good...
  • Log #21570 - by trailgal on Jan 08, 2009
    Mt Rogers is my playground. The views are excellent - the surrounding ranges and valleys ever changing with light and conditions. Go early and you will have the place to yourself (relatively) The...
  • Log #21233 - by M.L. Devall on Mar 28, 2008
    Climbing Mount Rogers would be much more inviting if there was a decent view from the summit. Being the highest point in Virginia, it's just enough to attract numerous hikers. I would recommend...
  • Log #12441 - by BrettSki on Mar 27, 2004
    No view from the summit :-( But great views elsewhere on the mountain.
  • Log #12443 - by Daniel Liska on July 09, 2002
    After spending two nights on the AT, starting in Damascus, I was really excited about the view. Too bad for me. What a summit. We finished three nights later in VA 672
  • Log #12444 - by WIlliam Weber on Mar 25, 2002
    Little bit disappointed by the view on the summit, but the surrounding peaks make up for that. And we met some great people on top. Billy, Brian amd Jason
  • Log #12445 - by Tom Ford/Larraine Kern on Jan 05, 2002
    We arrived in the parking area at Grayson Highlands state park early afternoon on a warm and glorious October day to begin the hike to Mt. Rogers. Having never visited the area before, the entire...
  • Log #12446 - by Mark Hall on Dec 12, 2001
    It's a pretty place with great views but beware the weather! (see my trip report..)
  • Log #12447 - by sam dean on Mar 11, 2001
    heck of some good campsites on the sumit side of the balds! next to the wilderness portion,beside the woods. plenty water at the wilson creek trailhead.i love this place!!!
  • Log #12448 - by Jack Frost on Jan 18, 2001
    First to sign Register for the New Year below Wise Shelter, first one to Summit for the New Year.Great way to bring in the New Year and without a headache. Wish I could just continue doing this thru...
  • Log #12449 - by Suzanne Sukle on Aug 05, 2000
    Views from the Appalachian Trail through the Mt. Rogers' National Recreation Area are spectacular, especially in June when the rhodendrums are at their peak. Although there is no view from the summit...
  • Log #12450 - by Matt Kirk on Feb 18, 2000
    I've hiked the Grayson Highlands several times, and still discover new things when I go. There are no views from the summit of mount rogers since it densely covered with pine, but the three main...
  • Log #12451 - by David D. Sam on Dec 06, 1999
    My wife, Corina, and I ascended from Grayson Highlands and basecamped near the shelter. Lots of rain, fog and slop all 3 days we were up there but we enjoyed the friendly (wild?) ponies that we ran...