View from Viewing Rock, VA

In the Land of Goshen

A late evening view from Viewing Rock on Little North Mountain showing most of Lake Merriweather, Bratton Mtn (3130 ft.), Knob Mountain (2251 ft.) and Great North Mountain beyond.

Viewing Rock is an outcropping on Little Ridge Mountain reached via rugged trails of 1,000 ft. elevation change in 1.2 miles. At least three trails intersect outside of BSA property to reach this beautiful vista: Anderson, Jump Rock, Round Knob. This location also connects to the Tuscarora Trail further along the ridge.


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EricChu - Nov 5, 2009 6:02 pm - Voted 10/10

A touch of Scotland!

You could almost imagine being in the land of the lochs and the glens...


silversummit - Nov 5, 2009 7:18 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A touch of Scotland!

Maybe! This area is beautiful and untouched by roads and noise! It is almost perfect!

bctyrone - Dec 24, 2010 1:50 pm - Hasn't voted

a different view

I used to view this mountain from the other side of the lake, when in the long ago time as a boy , I sat on my grandfather's porch in the deep twilight and watched the moon rise over this mountain. John McDonald sold his Little River farm to the Boy Scouts in 1961. Lake Merriweather covers the bottom land in front of the house. All evidence of a family that once lived there is gone. Sad, sometimes. But thanks for the great landscapes.


silversummit - Dec 25, 2010 9:09 am - Hasn't voted

Re: a different view

I never knew this piece of history about the lake and great to hear from someone who actually remembers it from before.

And though it is sad to think of what is no longer there you would probably be pleased with the happiness and knowledge it brings to thousands of young men who walk its trails each year.

I see that you moved to Kentucky; maybe you'll get a chance to come back and see it again some day.

Happy New Year!

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