Rough Mountain Wilderness

8-10 miles, strenuous terrain
70 miles from Roanoke, $10.00 carpool fee

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, this hike will explore the only established trail in the Rough Mountain Wilderness near Millboro. The Crane Trail may have the most remote trailhead in the George Washington National Forest, requiring a 40 minute drive off pavement. The trail is an out-and-back hike, ranging in elevation from 1250 to 2550 feet. Bushwhacking may be necessary. This will be a joint hike with the Charlottesville Chapter of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club and is limited to 10 participants. Roanoke-based hikers will carpool from Daleville and meet Charlottesville-based leader in Lexington before proceeding to trailhead.