Mount Rogers, Virginia

Prominence: 2449 ft, 746 m

Elevation: 5729 feet, 1746 meters

True Isolation: 40.5 mi, 65.19 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 5729 ft / 1746 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)36° 39' 36'' N; 81° 32' 42'' W
36.660052, -81.5449 (Dec Deg)
451302E 4057300N Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceVirginia (Highest Point)
County/Second Level RegionGrayson (Highest Point)
Smyth (Highest Point)

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     Mount Rogers at Trip Report for Grayson, VA by Don Desrosiers Trip Report for Grayson, VA by Ron Tagliapietra Trip Report for Grayson, VA by Thomas Harper Trip Report for Grayson, VA by Julie Shoemaker

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Lists that contain Mount Rogers:
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #428)
     Southeast USA Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #12)
     Virginia 4500-foot Peaks (Rank #1)
     2000-foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #195)
     United States State High Points (plus DC) (Rank #19)
     CoHP High Five List (Rank #82)
     U.S. State High Points (Rank #19)
     Southeast USA Top 50 by Prominence (Rank #12)
     Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet (Rank #15)
     U.S. National Forest High Points (Rank #84)
     Virginia County/Ind. City High Points (Rank #1)
     High Points of Counties Crossed by the Appalachian Trail (Rank #10)
     Fifty Highest Eastern CoHPs (Rank #12)
     Contiguous 48 U.S. State High Points (Rank #17)
     Southern USA CoHPs (Rank #20)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Fifty State Summits, Guide with Maps to State Highpoints (Zumwalt)
       Highpoints of the United States: A Guide to the Fifty State Summits (Holmes)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1984-08-18 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     1991-10-25 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2003-05-07 by Alan Beck
     2006-08 by Victor Zhou
     2007-03-24 by John Hasch (Unsuccessful)
     2007-06-22 by John Hasch
     2010-05-12 by Clarence Mayo
     2011-02-06 by Lee Newton
     2011-03-07 by Richard Oestreicher
     2011-03-19 by Tom Layton
     2011-04-02 by Marlin Thorman (GPS Track)
     2011-06-04 by Micah Stiegler
     2012-06-26 by Alan Barber
     2012-07-23 by Ryan Aschbrenner
     2013-06-21 by Boyd Harter
     2013-07-17 by Peter Stone
     2013-08-05 by Bill Reese
     2013-08-05 by Phil Barone
     2013-09-08 by Maxwell Rubesch
     2014-07-03 by Nick Goumas
     2014-11-24 by Wayne Snyder
     2015-05-22 by William Musser
     2015-07-29 by Jason Miles

View ascents of peak by registered members (461 total)

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The summit of Mount Rogers is a clearing in deep forest (1984-08-18).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 2449 ft/746 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 2489 ft/758 m
  Line Parent: Grandfather Mountain
  Key Col: Payne Gap    3280 ft/1000 m
Isolation40.5 mi/65.19 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Grandfather Mountain  (SSW)
Isolation Limit Point: 36° 6' 47'' N; 81° 48' 35'' W
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RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Blue Ridge Mountains
Range4: Western Blue Ridge Ranges
Range5: Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers (Highest Point)
Range6: Mount Rogers Range (Highest Point)
Drainage Basins
New (HP)
Kanawha (HP)
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean

South Fork Holston
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: George Washington-Jefferson National Forest (Highest Point)/Mount Rogers National Recreation Area
Wilderness/Special Area: Lewis Fork Wilderness Area (Highest Point)
Topo MapWhitetop Mountain O36081f5 1:24,000
Route #1 Maintained Hiking Trail
Trailhead: 4450 ft/1356 m
Vertical Gain: 1279 ft/390 m
Distance (one way): 2.5 mi/4.02 km
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Other Photos

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On the way to the VA State HP summit, hiking along Wilburn Ridge, there are many open vista with wild Shetland Ponies (2015-05-22). Photo by Karen Musser.
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Daughter and I sitting near the geological marker for the summit of Mount Rogers (2015-07-29). Photo by Jason Miles.
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Sunset at Thomas Knob Shelter (2015-10-10). Photo by John Kriz.
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