Formerly known as the Pompey/Mount Pleasant Trail, this loop trail was renamed in honor of Henry Lanum, a dedicated Appalachian Trail Club member, who spent many hours maintaining forest trails.  The trail climbs to the top of Pompey Mountain and continues along the ridge top with glimpses of the surrounding mountains.  Large flat rocks and spectacular views make the summit of Mount Pleasant an ideal spot for lunch.  Watch for rare peregrine falcons in the area.

Trail Open To:

Trail Hiking

At a Glance

Fees No fee.
Open Season: Open Year Round
Closest Towns: Buena Vista, VA - AMHERST COUNTY
Water: No drinking water available. All water taken from natural sources should be purified before use.
Restroom: None
Operated By: Glenwood & Pedlar Ranger Districts: (540) 291-2188
Information Center: Trail is located on National Geographic/Trails Illustrated Map #789.  It is recommended that all trail users carry a reliable map at all times.  Maps may be purchased at some local District Ranger Stations, at outdoor retail locations or by visiting the National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated website.

General Information


Mount Pleasant Trailhead on FR #51:  From US Highway 60, turn onto SR 634, Davis Mill Creek Road.  Follow Davis Mill Creek road to the intersection with SR 755 (Wiggins Springs Road).  Follow Wiggins Springs Road to the sign for end of state maintenance, then continue on the gravel road FR #48, Hog Camp Gap Road.  Where the Appalachian Trail crosses the road at Hog Camp Gap, continue approximately 0.25 miles, then take a right into the trailhead parking. 

General Notes:
  • Trail Length:  4.69 miles
  • Blazes:  Blue
  • Trail Difficulty:  Moderate
  • Connecting Trails:  FT #515 - Old Hotel Trail
  • Elevation:  At the parking lot just past Hog Camp Gap you begin at 3400 feet and climb to over 4000 feet at the summitts of Pompey Mountain and Mount Pleasant Mountain.
  • Trail Access Points (Approximate LAT/LONG):
  • Trail Etiquette:  Trail etiquette for multiple use trails calls for horses to have the right-of-way.  Hikers should yield to horses.  Bicyclists should yield to horses and hikers.  Horse riders are responsible for the control of their horse at all times.

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  Area/Length : 
4.69 miles

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  Elevation : 
3400 - 4000 feet


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