Fuller Rocks/Big Rocky Row

10.8 miles, Strenuous

$3.50 carpool fee, 39 miles from Roanoke

Group size limited to 10 hikers.

This hike will begin from the James River Foot Bridge parking area off of Rt. 501/130 in Amherst County. It is a strenuous out and back hike with spectacular views of the James River cutting its way through the surrounding mountains! We will begin hiking north on the Appalachian Trail crossing Rt. 501/130 and Hercules Rd. before paralleling Rocky Row Run creek. The hike then begins a tough ascent to Fuller Rocks (4.0 miles). We will continue to climb beyond Fuller Rocks, taking in a view of Glasgow to the West, then up Big Rocky Row overlook (5.4 miles) before heading back down. Upon returning to the parking area, if the group is up to a short detour, we will cool down with a hike across the James River Foot Bridge. Please come prepared for this hike. The climb is strenuous and this season is typically hot and humid.