Pine Mountain

Total Miles
4.0

Elevation

1,405.29 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Fall

Trail Overview

Locally known as The Scales, Pine Mountain Road is a gravel and dirt road that connects to the Scales Group Camp. The camping area is on the border of Grayson Highlands State Park and the Mt. Rogers Recreation Area. The route includes a few steep switchbacks, some rock areas, and a few muddy potholes, but nothing a stock vehicle with decent clearance can't handle. The group camp at the top can be rather popular on the weekends, but it's large enough you can usually find a spot to park your rig. On the way up, there is one trailside camping spot (pictured), but it would be tight getting a vehicle off the trail there. For the majority of the route, it's one vehicle wide, but a few spots provide opportunities to pass. Cell service is spotty or nonexistent along the route.

Difficulty

As long as you navigate around a few of the larger rocks, a stock vehicle will be fine. A couple of the switchbacks are steep and sharp turns, so at a minimum AWD would be nice.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Stephanie burns
Feb 26, 2024
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Closed Gate
Ashley Edmonds
Dec 29, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet

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