House Mountains, Big and Little

9.1 miles, Strenuous
$5.75 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.