ElevationAscent: 1,873' 571 m
Descent: -1,873' -571 m
High: 2,439' 743 m
Low: 677' 206 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (5°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)
Current trail conditions
Popular runs nearby
Devils Marbleyard Out and Back
2.8 mi 4.5 km • Loop • 778 ft Ascent 237.17 m Ascent
Singletrack Glasgow, VA
Punchbowl Mountain to James River
10.9 mi 17.5 km • Point to Point • 1,814 ft Ascent 552.83 m Ascent
Singletrack Buena Vista, VA
Flat Top Mountain
5.2 mi 8.4 km • Out and Back • 1,410 ft Ascent 429.91 m Ascent
Singletrack Buchanan, VA
Three Ridges Loop Trail
13.4 mi 21.6 km • Loop • 3,565 ft Ascent 1086.57 m Ascent
Singletrack Nellysford, VA
Beards Mountain Loop
6.1 mi 9.8 km • Loop • 1,267 ft Ascent 386.28 m Ascent
Singletrack Clifton Forge, VA
Run this trail?
Add details to help others plan their adventure.
“A steep 3.7 mile climb on the AT from the James River Footbridge to the Rocky Row.”— Donovan Fitzgerald
The trail follows the Rocky Row Run Creek with a couple of wood bridge crossings. After a while, the trail heads up a few switchbacks to cross the 812. The trail continues up at a moderate rate, with one dip down to a creek crossing, until you reach a fork where a right leads you to a shelter and a left continues on the AT.
After the shelter fork, the trail begins to increase its ascent, and the switchbacks get more aggressive. At the top of the climb, you'll reach a fork in the trail whereas a left will take you back down the Little Rocky Row Trail to another parking location on Hwy 501, and when you go right you'll be rewarded with awesome views along the entire Rocky Row Ridge. Pick a good spot to relax and enjoy the view before heading back down the way that you came.
Land Manager: USFS - George Washington & Jefferson National Forests