June 8


Wind Rock Va – [2024 Update] Unofficial Trail Guide

Written by Brian Bailey

June 8, 2021

Appalachian Trail, Easy Hike

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Wind Rock Va - Unofficial Trail Guide

 Easy Hike       Appalachian Trail    

Wind Rock Va is a short half-mile hike to the overlook just off the Appalachian Trail in Pembroke Virginia. Located just a short drive from Mountain Lake. Wind Rock makes a great addition to any of the outdoor activities in the Mountain Lake Wilderness.

Wind Rock Va is one of the top hiking destinations in Giles County Virginia.

Editor's Note: We try hard to be accurate in our reporting but please always use multiple references before driving to a trailhead as trail amenities and conditions can always change.

Wind Rock Trail Location & Conditions

Wind Rock Best Picture Locations

A picture taken from any angle on Wind Rock will be a winner.

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Is Wind Rock on the Appalachian Trail?

Yes Wind Rock is directly off of the Appalachian Trail about 0.5 miles north of the Appalachian Trail Parking on Mountain Lake Road

Will I drive by Baby's Cabin from Dirty Dancing on the way to Wind Rock Va?

Yes, Baby's Cabin from the movie Dirty Dancing is located at Mountain Lake Lodge which is about 5 miles south of the Wind Rock Trail parking lot. You will be able to see the cabin as you drive by the lodge.

Is Wind Rock on Virginia Triple Crown Loop

No, Wind Rock Va is is located just south of the West Virginia Border near Pembroke, Va. It is located located roughly 32 miles south on the Appalachian Trail from Dragons Tooth Trail which is the westernmost point on Virginia Triple Crown

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  1. I am trying to locate the exact location of Manns Bog. I know it is somewhere near Wind Rock but I would like more detailed location how to find it. Can you help me? Is it actually on the App Trail or is it somewhere off the trail? I will be taking the APP Trail at the Mountain Lake Road – Wind Rock access. Which direction do I go?

    Bob Shea

    1. Hi Bob,

      This is a new one for me. The best source I could find even mentioning Mann’s Bog was from the UVA Mountain Lake Biological Station here: https://mlbs.virginia.edu/organism/drosera_rotundifolia

      The directions in the article to the Bog were vague, but the station is about 5 minutes from the trailhead and there’s a phone number you can call maybe someone over there knows the area better.

      Let us know if your search turns up anything

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