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Dripping Rock South via Appalachian Trail

Roseland, Virginia



2.24 miles

Elevation Gain

364 ft

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Dripping Rock South, located in Roseland, Virginia, is a segment of the Appalachian Trail that offers a moderate level of difficulty for hikers. The trail spans approximately 2.24 miles, with a steady incline that tests endurance without being overly strenuous. The path is well-marked and maintained, making it suitable for both seasoned hikers and beginners. The trail features a variety of natural landmarks, including the namesake Dripping Rock, a unique formation where water seeps from the rock face. Hikers will also encounter a small, clear stream that crosses the trail at several points. The trail is heavily wooded, providing ample shade during the warmer months. Hikers should wear sturdy footwear due to the rocky terrain and bring plenty of water, especially during the summer. The trail is open year-round, but the best time to hike is in the fall when the leaves change color. Despite its moderate difficulty, Dripping Rock South offers a rewarding hike with a variety of natural features to enjoy.
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