June 8

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Wind Rock Via Appalachian Trail – Unofficial Trail Guide

By Brian B

June 8, 2021

Appalachian Trail, Easy Hike

Statistics

0.5

Distance in Miles

400

Elevation Gain in Feet

0:20

Hike Time in Hours

1

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Wind Rock Via Appalachian Trail

Wind Rock Via Appalachian Trail - Unofficial Trail Guide

 Easy Hike       Appalachian Trail    

Wind Rock Via Appalachian Trail is a short half-mile hike to the overlook. Located just a short drive from Mountain Lake, Wind Rock makes a great addition to any of the outdoor activities in the Mountain Lake Wilderness.


Editor's Note: We try hard to be accurate in our reporting but please always use multiple references before driving to a trailhead as trail amenities and conditions can always change.

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Wind Rock Via Appalachian Trail

Additional Information

Wind Rock is a great short hike in the Mountain Lake Wilderness region of Giles County and makes the cut for Easy Hikes Near Roanoke list.

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  1. I am trying to locate the exact location of Manns Bog. I know it is somewhere near Wind Rock but I would like more detailed location how to find it. Can you help me? Is it actually on the App Trail or is it somewhere off the trail? I will be taking the APP Trail at the Mountain Lake Road – Wind Rock access. Which direction do I go?

    Thanks,
    Bob Shea

    1. Hi Bob,

      This is a new one for me. The best source I could find even mentioning Mann’s Bog was from the UVA Mountain Lake Biological Station here: https://mlbs.virginia.edu/organism/drosera_rotundifolia

      The directions in the article to the Bog were vague, but the station is about 5 minutes from the trailhead and there’s a phone number you can call maybe someone over there knows the area better.

      Let us know if your search turns up anything

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