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Appalachian Trail: Mount Rogers Headquarters to VA 86

This succinct 3.8-mile dayhike winds across Brushy Mountain’s ridgetop, traverses a small saddle, then crests Locust Mountain before a final descent.

Rating

Shelters: None

To Trailhead

Start: From Main St. and Commerce St. in Marion, VA, head southeast on Commerce St./VA 16 (toward E. Town St.). Go 6.6 miles to trail crossing. End: From Cedar Springs, VA, head east on Cedar Springs Rd./VA 614. In .1 mile, turn left onto Cedar Springs Rd. In .2 mile, turn left onto Glade Mountain Rd. In 1.8 miles, continue straight onto VA 86. In 2.9 miles, continue on Glade Mountain Rd. Go 30 feet to trail crossing.

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