Big and Little House Mountains

House Mountains, Big and Little

9.1 miles, Strenuous , $4.50 carpool fee

48 miles from Roanoke

Located in Rockbridge County west of Lexington. Purchased for preservation by the Rockbridge Area Conservation Council (RACC) in 1989, the 800+ acres including the tops of Big House and Little House Mountain, and the saddle between them, contain numerous species of plants and provide views of the Rockbridge County countryside. We will follow the 2-mile woods road to the saddle, hike another mile to the cliffs of Big House Mountain, then return to the saddle and take the Little House Mountain trail which involves a climb followed by a lovely ridge walk. There are many Rhododendrons and Mountain Laurel that hopefully will be in bloom.