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Mello03 03-23-2013 05:14 AM

Smith Mountain
Does anyone know if the service roads are accessible up to the top of Smith Mountain overlooking the lake? We used to go up to SML all the time before we sold our boat and we love it there. It looks like you can take 40 across by Penhook, head over towards the dam and access these service roads to the towers on the mountain. There is a ridge top road that runs all the way across the top to another lookout that overlooks the dam. Looks like great views of the lake at over 2k elevation. Maybe I will check it out on the way to wheelin for hope.

Mello03 03-26-2013 05:03 PM

Nothing huh? Well I will try and ride by there and see if we can get to the top.

Jon-joN 03-29-2013 06:23 PM

Let me know if you can, my parents hbe told me stories of it but I haven't been out there to see if you stillcan or not

Mello03 03-30-2013 05:37 AM

Will do. I won't be up there until the end of April though.

thgarys 03-09-2014 05:50 AM

Let me know too would love to be able to ride up there sounds cool!

Mello03 03-12-2014 09:30 AM

I never made it up there because we sold our boat. If you get the chance to go I'd appreciate it if you'd check it out and post back.

Jon-joN 03-13-2014 03:57 PM

still havent made it out there either, most of the family lives around buggs island now so we dont head out west too often

takey13 06-26-2014 01:33 PM

I live by the lake but have never thought about heading up on top of the mountain... might have to try that sometime.

wisconsinalex 06-27-2014 12:25 PM

Unless it is a fire road or something of the sort I would think you should be fine. You might call the forestry service and double check so you don't get slapped with some heavy fines

Fernman 08-06-2014 03:44 PM

Have a place down there, would be interested to know as well

Bear304inc 09-03-2014 02:59 PM

Anyone go yet? That actually sounds awesome. I'd like to ride up for some amazing views as well. But coming from Newport news I'd like to be sure that the trail was 1. Legal. 2. Actually doable, as many zj is Damn near stock.

JK505 10-28-2014 03:23 AM

Any update on this? If someone is willing to describe how the think you can get up there I'm willing to give it my shot. I'd love to get to the top and look down at the lake.

Bear304inc 10-28-2014 11:30 AM


Originally Posted by JK505 (Post 26310122)
Any update on this? If someone is willing to describe how the think you can get up there I'm willing to give it my shot. I'd love to get to the top and look down at the lake.

I was hoping someone a lil closer than me would try it. Ha. I've looked at it on Google maps, appears doable, looks like there's a big antennae station or something up there so there had to be a way up. Just don't can't see gates or signs from Google's Sat images....

jjohnson1892 10-28-2014 01:14 PM

I went up there a bunch when I was a student at VT. The trail going up is easy enough to do in a Subaru, with some fun mud spots following it.

Head down 460 west from Blacksburg, and there’s a turn to a road that leads to the “trailhead.” I can try to figure out what the name of the street is, and the Forest Road number.

JK505 10-28-2014 01:43 PM

Looks like I have another place to go now! Wooooo

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