Flat Top Mountain Trail is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bedford, VA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The views are spectacular but this trail is very popular due to it's proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Excellent hike. Pretty hard though. Either I found the top or only an outcropping, but what I reached was very small. Bring lots of water. It's a longer hike than you'd expect.
Excellent hike but very strenuous. Take it slow. Best for kids too. Very safe imo.
Great experience. A lot of diverse life on trail. Beautiful views.
I've been up there a few times. Not a whole lot to see on the way up there but once you get there there's an incredible view from three different places. It's best to see it late fall when the leaves have fallen on a clear Day you can see a long way. The last time I went I saw a bear! Not to worry black bears are more afraid of you than you are of them. Definitely wear your hiking boots.