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Scales Road 613

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Length


4.3 Miles 6.9 Kilometers


1,295' 395 m

Ascent

-13' -4 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

4,638' 1,414 m

High

3,356' 1,023 m

Low

Shared By Joey Atkins

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A rocky doubletrack with year-round access to the high country trails of Mount Rogers.

Joey Atkins

Dogs Off-leash

Features Commonly Backpacked

This is a high traffic area during the summer for horses and lightly traveled by 4x4 vehicles.

Description

Scales Road is a rocky 4x4 road from Fairwood Road in Grayson County up to the Scales area of Mount Rogers Recreation Area. It is the only access via bicycle to the high country, other than Grayson Highlands State Park and it is the only access open year round.

The trail/road follows the old route of a railroad logging grade. But, this is no rails-to-trails as there are several moderate rock gardens and grades approaching 10% in places. It is a continuous rocky climb of over 1,300 ft to the top but well worth the trip.

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Would a Subaru Outback be able to make it to the top to Scales? Jun 4, 2018

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