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Rocky Mount Hike-9.5 miles-Strenuous-

GetHiking! Charlottesville (Charlottesville, VA)
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Dec 02 8:15AM - 4:15PM

Starting Point - Twomile Run Overlook on Skyline Drive (mile marker 76.8)

Ending Point - Twomile Run Overlook on Skyline Drive(mile marker 76.8)

Distance/Rating/Elevation - 9.5 miles/Strenuous/2300 feet

Hike Highlights - Rocky Mount, Gap Run, Rocky Mount Trail, Gap Run Trail, stunning vistas from Rocky Mount, incredible views with the leaves off of the trees

Since this is a strenuous level hike, all hikers will start the hike on the wait list until I can verify the hiking experience of those on the wait list. All hikers need to be able to physically complete the hike.

What to Bring - Broken in hiking boots, trekking poles, $5 for your driver if not driving, a Shenandoah National Park pass, lunch and snacks, layers of clothing (not cotton) as the weather can change quickly in the mountains, possibly traction if there is ice on the trail, 2 to 3 liters of water

Hike Details- We will carpool from the Fontaine Research Park to the trailhead at the Two Mile Run Overlook at mile marker 76.8. From the overlook, we will walk about 200 yards up on Skyline Drive to the Rocky Mount Trail. We will hike the Rocky Mount Trail down to the junction with the Gap Run Trail. This is our return route on this circuit hike. We will continue on the Rocky Mount Trail to the summit of Rocky Mount. The summit of Rocky Mount offers an incredible view of the Massanutten Range. We will be able to sit in the chair rock outcropping. We will also be able to see the cars at Twomile Run Overlook, our starting point. This is where we will enjoy our lunch for the hike. After climbing Rocky Mount, we will start the steep descent to Gap Run. We will cross Gap Run. After a relatively flat stretch of trail, we will climb the Gap Run Trail up to the junction with the Rocky Mount Trail. We will take the Rocky Mount Trail back to the cars at the Twomile Run Overlook on Skyline Drive.

https://www.hikingupward.com/SNP/RockyMount/


As is tradition with my hikes, there will be an optional post hike at a local restaurant or brewery. Carpools will be arranged accordingly for those, who wish to return to Charlottesville after the hike and those, who wish to partake in a beverage and bite to eat.

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