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Mount Rogers National Recreation Area

Marion, VA
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Great place for driving, hiking, and beautiful views at a high elevation.

Take good walking shoes, and make sure to take extra clothing as weather conditions can change very... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Rural Retreat, Virginia
Beautiful Hike

This was the second of six highpoint hikes during a four day trip. It was definitely the most... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Edmond, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Take good walking shoes, and make sure to take extra clothing as weather conditions can change very rapidly at such a high elevation.

Thank Dee2418
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This was the second of six highpoint hikes during a four day trip. It was definitely the most beautiful and enjoyable hike of all. I got a late start and it is a 4 1/2 mile one way hike but not to stressful. I ran...More

Thank Willeynel
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This is beautiful country, particularly suited to outdoor enthusiasts. Mt. Rogers is the tallest mountain in Virginia and there are plenty of trails and streams for hikers and fishermen. The Appalachian Trail runs though here and there are many smaller trails. Campgrounds are located throughout...More

Thank bwodom
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Great place to hike. We went up at Massie Gap and backpacked setting up our tent and then hiking on up towards the top. Lots of ponies were down low. The hike up is at least moderate - it can be very rocky and challenging...More

Thank wvtravlinfools
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This is one of the most beautiful places on earth! Highly recommend bringing the family up and going to see the ponies. Maybe go for a hike to one of the many waterfalls around the area while you are at it.

Reviewed 22 September 2016

Absolutely beautiful! Fifth visit to this section hike and brought two friends that have never been here. We loved the vistas from the balds, the wild ponies, and find it one of the prettiest sections of the AT of the 1000 miles I have been...More

Thank unfdad
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Breath taking appropriately describes the entire area. Well maintained and beautiful year around. A must visit for everyone.

Thank Scott T
Reviewed 24 July 2016

First this place is "away from it all". So it takes a while to get there, but it is wonderful. There are a couple of hidden waterfalls, wild ponies, gorgeous trails, huckleberries, and lots of just simply nature.

Thank James B
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Did a couple of nice nights of camping in the bare tree campground in the Mount Rogers national recreation area. The campsite hosts were very nice, and kept order. Campground is very clean. Main problem was that the swimming area was very muddy. The lake...More

1  Thank Gunars C
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This place is so beautiful! The visitors center and grounds are great. The Appalachian Trail cuts through here and has stunning vistas. This is a pretty easy hike for non hikers as well. There's a loop behind the visitors center and a great place for...More

Thank vickity907
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