Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area - Henry Lanum Trail

Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area - Henry Lanum Trail Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area - Henry Lanum Trail
Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area - Henry Lanum Trail
Address
Wiggins Spring Road
Vesuvius, VA 24483
Region Shenandoah Valley
Locality Rockbridge
U.S. Forestry Service: (888) 265-0019
Ranger District Contact: (540) 291-2188
Trail Info 1.usa.gov/Zf79JW

Formerly known as the Pompey/Mount Pleasant Trail, this loop trail was renamed in honor of Henry Lanum, a dedicated Appalachian Trail Club member, who spent many hours maintaining forest trails.

The trail climbs to the top of Pompey Mountain and continues along the ridge top with glimpses of the surrounding mountains. Large flat rocks and spectacular views make the summit of Mount Pleasant an ideal spot for lunch. Watch for rare peregrine falcons in the area.

  • Trail Length: 4.69 miles
  • Blazes: Blue
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Connecting Trails: FT #515 - Old Hotel Trail
  • Elevation:  At the parking lot just past Hog Camp Gap you begin at 3400 feet and climb to over 4000 feet at the summitts of Pompey Mountain and Mount Pleasant Mountain.
  • LAT: 37.758972
  • LONG: -79.188982

Multi-use trail. Horses have the right-of-way. Hikers yield to horses.




Last Updated: 4/9/2013 11:07 AM
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