Fullers Rock – Big Rocky Row – The Easy Way

7.5 or 10 miles; 30 miles from Roanoke; $2 Carpool Fee; Strenuous.

Terrain – Moderate for those doing just Fullers Rock. Steep and rocky for those continuing on to Big Rocky Row and Saddle Gap.

We will hike to the intersection with the AT and to Fullers Rock using the moderate Little Rocky Row Run. This eliminates the steep uphill on the AT from the footbridge. Hikers will then be given a choice on continuing up steeply north on the AT to Big Rocky Row or descending the AT south down to the footbridge. Those continuing on north will descend Saddle Gap trail down to Hercules Road. Short car drops to the Little Rocky Row Run trail head and the bottom of Saddle Gap Trail will eliminate any road walking. Really beautiful views along the trail include Glasgow to the northwest, the James River below to the south and the James Face Wilderness to the southeast.