Mount Rogers Climber's Log

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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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JohnMcPike - Oct 20, 2017 10:45 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2017

Fog & rain  Sucess!

No views - no visibility. I don't remember the trail being so rocky and forested (except for spur trail) when we did it back in 1999


BobEnein - Jul 8, 2017 2:44 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2013

Highest point in VA  Sucess!

Mild & enjoyable hike, and lots of wild ponies on the trail to the Summit. A nice family hike and not too taxing for weekend warriors, still worth it indeed.


wannabepeakbagger - May 6, 2017 10:20 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2017

Elk garden th  Sucess!

Totally socked-in day with rain off and on. Trail distances seemed off. First 2.5 miles were about 40 minutes total, but the last 2 miles took about 90 minutes. I think the final 2miles were closer to 3.5 miles but I didn't have a pedometer to back up my claim. Felt much longer than advertised and felt like the trail wrapped entirely around the mountain. Probably had something to do with weather conditions. Lowest part of the trail was definitely the most scenic.


wilderleavitt - Jan 6, 2017 9:27 am Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2017

Muddy Rainy Ponies  Sucess!

Started off raining, low cloud cover and fog. Beautiful ponies and three deer jumping through sunlight. Green, green, green on the summit.


McCannster - Nov 21, 2016 10:37 am Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2016

#34  Sucess!

Very nice hike from the Massie Gap trailhead. 3 hours car to car at a leisure place.

Grey Prophet

Grey Prophet - Sep 24, 2016 5:53 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2016

HP #2  Sucess!

Got a late start, bout noon. It stayed fairly warm the whole time, even when the afternoon showers rolled in. After that, fog enveloped the whole range, with visibility of only a few feet, but it came and went over the rest of the trip. Several stops to catch our breath later, we made it to the top. Not the best view, but the feeling of accomplishment is still there and the surrounding forest feels very unique. A lot of fog rolled in on the way down and we were losing sunlight fast, so we didn't have a lot of time to enjoy the trek back in.


punchline - Aug 15, 2016 10:11 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2016

HP #45  Sucess!

Beautiful hike - being from Utah I was surprised at how lush and mossy the Mt. Rogers Spur trail was. Saw lots of ponies on the way down. Probably one of my SE favorite highpoints. Families galore enjoying the great weather and beautiful views but it looked like some significant thunderstorms were going to hit later in the day so was glad to make it up and down quickly.


larvitar - Jun 8, 2016 10:21 am Date Climbed: May 4, 2016

Larvitour Stop #4  Sucess!

I'd done the Grayson Highlands approach before, so this time I came over on the AT from Elk Garden. It wasn't quite as scenic--this route spent a lot more time in the woods--but still a nice hike, with enough open sections to give you that Fellowship-of-the-Rings-crossing-Rohan feeling. I even saw a few ponies on the descent. Spent the night at a campsite behind the trailhead parking lot... and discovered that early May is still winter at 4450'. Brr!

jakegarber - May 9, 2016 8:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2014

Great Guys Trip  Sucess!

What a great trip...Had bike company drop us off and hiked to top of Mount Rogers enjoying the ponies and rhododendron along the way, refilled water at a spring at the top, after summit we setup camp. Next day we hiked out from a different area, met the bike company to pick us up with bikes. They took our gear down to town and we biked the old rail path all the way down the mountain. Picked up our stuff, took to the hostel, then went to a local brewery to celebrate!


joseyinnet - Apr 22, 2016 10:44 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2016

Sunrise with the ponies  Sucess!

This was one of my favorite hikes! Between the almost two dozen ponies scattered along the trail, the wide open vistas over the mountains, and the isolation besides countless meadowlarks and towhees, this was pretty much everything I could have asked for. State HP #35

KristenJayne - Feb 7, 2016 8:44 am Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2016

One of my favorite high points  Sucess!

#36 for me and #38 for my husband. Beautiful hike! What a great way to celebrate our birthdays. Route taken via Massie Gap

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