Buchanan County Highpoint Trip Report

Big A Mtn (3,706 ft)

Date: October 21, 2005
Author: Mike Schwartz

From the Buchanan/Russell County line on VA 80, drive 0.4 mile west and turn left onto the signed Belle Road. This is now the third paved "road" west of the county line and is the next road after the one signed for the Frank Smith Cemetery.

Under completely dry conditions, I was able to push a Toyota Camry all the way to the summit, 2.8 miles from VA 80. The road turns steep after about 3/4 miles but never gets too rough. If wet or muddy, a passenger car would likely not be able to maintain traction on the steeper sections. No sign of benchmark at the summit.