Comers Rock Overlook Trail
ElevationAscent: 165' 50 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 4,068' 1,240 m
Low: 3,903' 1,190 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 30% (16°)
Current trail conditions
Popular runs nearby
Grayson Highlands: A.T. – Pine Mtn Loop
12.3 mi 19.8 km • Loop • 1,872 ft Ascent 570.52 m Ascent
Singletrack Marion, VA( 5 )
Massie Gap to Mt Rogers Summit Out and Back
8.6 mi 13.8 km • Loop • 1,426 ft Ascent 434.57 m Ascent
Singletrack Marion, VA( 36 )
Grayson Highlands Half Marathon Trail Race
11.4 mi 18.3 km • Loop • 1,817 ft Ascent 553.84 m Ascent
Singletrack Marion, VA( 3 )
Mountain Do Tri 10K Trail Run
5.5 mi 8.8 km • Loop • 587 ft Ascent 179.03 m Ascent
Singletrack Marion, VA( 1 )
Widows Creek/MST Trail
12.1 mi 19.5 km • Out and Back • 2,768 ft Ascent 843.61 m Ascent
Singletrack Thurmond, NC( 3 )
Run this trail?
Add details to help others plan their adventure.
“A short, steep run with a section of stairs to reach a spectacular view”— SJ Fenton
The tower was built originally in the late 1920s as a fire lookout with a wooden 'cab' on the stone base. All that remains today is the stone base, on top of which a concrete viewing platform has been poured. Joe Tennis wrote a good description of the views for Appalachian Voices, "wooden rails mark the site of a long-gone lookout tower, built in 1928 atop the actual outcrop called 'Comers Rock.' To the north, Comers Rock overlooks the tree-topped mountains of Wythe County, folded like chunky waves on the endless horizon, high above Rural Retreat."
The view to the south is also fantastic with Elk Creek's bowl, Point Lookout Mountain, Buck Mountain, and the Iron Mountains creating a beautiful backdrop.