Mount Rogers Climber's Log

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Geo412 - Nov 13, 2020 10:22 am Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2020

Great hike with friends  Sucess!

Great hike. Peaked with Leah (my awesome wife), Dave, Kat and Skylar. Beautiful day. The horses (and bulls) were really cool. Loved every minute of it. Peak was in the middle of the woods but it was still the peak!!!


whatdoIknow - Oct 10, 2020 2:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2020

liked it  Sucess!

excellent hike, surprisingly chilly for June

pcrean - Apr 30, 2020 11:28 am Date Climbed: May 8, 2015

Mount Rogers  Sucess!

Estimated date

travelingronman - Mar 15, 2020 10:39 am

HP#5  Sucess!

great hike, wish the weather was better. the ponies are cute


Walkoutnow - Jan 19, 2020 11:06 am Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2020

HP #37  Sucess!

This was an enjoyable hike.. I took the trail from Massie gap. I used Gaia and had it at 8.21 miles RT. 1,210 ft ascent. It took me 1:30 up and 1:20 down. Spent 10 minutes at summit.
So, what I like about the trail is the terrain mixes up quite a bit. Lots of rocky outcroppings and crossings, some enclosed spots surrounded by rhododendrons and whatnots, etc. Semi-wild ponies are also in the area. I saw 4-5, and walked right past them, as they are used to people. If you are there on a clear day, you will have certain spots where you get panoramic views. And, if you go in winter as I did, you get the whole area mostly to yourself. I really enjoyed the day, even though the wind and sleet/rain hit me on the way down.

tsbocook - Jan 6, 2020 9:29 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2017

HP #1  Sucess!

Great hike, great ponies


Wallylongridge - Oct 20, 2019 6:25 am Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2019

Highpoint #30  Sucess!

I liked this hike, about 8 miles RT and seeing the ponies was a bonus.


vanman798 - Oct 9, 2019 3:25 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2019

via AT  Sucess!

HP# 29. Slept in the car at the Elk Meadow parking area of the AT. Took 1 hour 50 minutes to summit the next morning via the AT. Returned on the horse trail, took an hour and a half. With time on the summit, no views, whole gig was 3 hours 55 mins.

CTberk - Jul 4, 2019 5:49 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2019

Easter Weekend  Sucess!

Arrive Grayson Highlands State Park with some snow flurries. Layered up since the temperature was 33 degrees. Hike to Mt Rogers is along a mild section of the Appalachian trail . On way up met with alot of water on the trail. started snowing mid way up and met with ice on the trail on the way down The wild horses were all along the trail and fun to watch Long hike due to weather - well worth it.

HikerHel - Jun 23, 2019 4:23 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2019

Highpoint #13  Sucess!

Happy Cinco de Mayo! First of five in a highpoint and whiskey trail driving vacation. Slogged through the hike in rain and mud, but embraced the suck and happily checked off another highpoint.


radbb - May 18, 2019 12:27 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2019

Beautiful day in Grayson  Sucess!

Saw plenty of ponies, including a mother and new foal. Glad some kids had beat me to the high point, never would have seen the marker.


KellyGoat - Jan 16, 2019 8:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2018

Ponies Ponies Everywhere!!  Sucess!

I camped in the Grayson Highlands and summited Mt. Rogers through two rainstorms along the Appalachian Trail. Even met Favio, the stallion of the heard, appropriately named for his unique loooooooong blond mane and tail. In total it was 13.1 miles round trip and 1,917' elevation gain.

mzelasko - Jan 14, 2019 8:15 am

Hike with wife to see ponies  Sucess!

Good day hike on long weekend.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Nov 25, 2018 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2018

WIth Pine Mountain in the clouds  Sucess!

Very low cloud ceiling on this day. No views along the hike, but the ponies were entertaining!


billydheyhey - Nov 16, 2018 2:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2017

HP #28!  Sucess!

Great relaxing hike, and the ponies were really neat to see. Summit completely covered in forest, but it's still pretty cool. I really enjoyed this highpoint.


captain.ron - Sep 10, 2018 7:57 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2018

Knocked off another high point  Sucess!

Started at Grayson Highlands state park, great views on the trail but no view from the summit.


Poteet - Jun 8, 2018 4:23 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2018

Great Hike  Sucess!

Great scenic hike! Nice family trek. Had the 1 year old backpacked and 3 year old walked most of the way with no issues, with creativity even Wilburn Ridge is no issues. Beautiful views along the way, see all different types of scenery.


marciamallow - May 26, 2018 2:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2011

HP #18  Sucess!

Nice to hike along the Appalachian Trail for this one...the Grayson Highland ponies were fun to see


Kristalea - Apr 17, 2018 1:25 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2017

Highpoint #16  Sucess!

The hike to Mt Rogers is a favorite of mine. I love the Appalachian Trail. Was 8.5 miles round trip


NonaRider - Mar 29, 2018 11:03 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2004

Peak #19 [NonaRider]  Sucess!

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