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Great place to watch the sun come up

wandern
eisig
abseits des Weges
steinig
12 hours ago

You better be ready this isn’t your GranMa’s Loop Trail. The PATC has done a great job on the trail and it’s one of a kind. Wish they’d put metal rungs in some spots because it gets crazy. Tighten your boot straps and get ready for a wild ride.

wandern
schlammig
steinig
1 day ago

Very icy for the first mile and windy

I started at the Intersection of the Wintergreen Trail and Laurel Springs Dr. At the intersection of the AT, head south(left). Great views with minimal effort.

We parked at the trailhead around 11am on Sunday (holiday weekend) with just enough parking. We took the normal trail up, and the fire road back. It was significantly colder and very windy at the top, so my phone shut off and stopped recording the trail. Overall it took us about 3.5 hrs and we are a little rusty with hiking. The view was spectacular and worth the time and effort. Still some nice pines and moss to see in winter time. Picked up some trash on the way out but overall the trail was well maintained and there wasn't a ton of trash.

wandern
1 day ago

Beautiful trail. I went in the morning cold and had the place nearly to myself until the very end. The trail is well-maintained and very well-marked and it made for a very enjoyable hike.

wandern
schlammig
steinig
1 day ago

Excellent hike. Windy, but some beautiful views.

Great day for a ride the rain kept folks from coming out, only saw two other people riding today! Beautiful Cascades along the route, definitely enjoy the first 17 miles the most, more in the woods, also no rain till we started the second 17 miles from Demacus to Abington! Spotted several white tail deer and lots of water fowl!

Definitely steep uphill, but worth it for the excellent huge view! Great mix of wide meadow and rocky forest trail. This place must get crazy busy on nice days though which would make the more narrow forest trails a bit crowded (upper North Ridge trail). There isn't really anything else to see on this once you leave Sky Meadows area on southbound AT portion of this unless you are just going for extra miles/solitude. You could optionally return down South Ridge trail to complete the loop which is more gradual descent, but would really only do this on dry days given how easily it turns to mud (even though is much wider than North Ridge trail, most of whole width becomes muddy)

Nothing much to see on this stretch (at least in winter), but I did like the northern stretch of this probably a little more than the rest since it was more rocky. The switchbacks on the higher part of that mountain going up do not get any sunshine so if there is any snow on the ground it's probably gonna be frozen slick ice. Had hiked this in opposite direction (from Front Royal) so going down this part was a bit tricky. The rest (southern) portion of this was pretty easy with very gradual/moderate ups and downs.

Nice trail. Open hardwoods in the winter. Sad at the number of seed fruit of invasive Soda Apple plant at the beginning of the trail.

1/12/20 - very little traffic and we were delighted at the quality of the trail (my wife, my dog and myself). The overlook was lovely and the cave is just plain neat. I imagine this trail becoming a seasonal trek for us.

wandern
scrambling
steinig
4 days ago

One of the best trails in DC, NOVA area. Many challenging places, always go with a small backpack. Due to high traffic never got to come and the same way. Saw a rattle snake closer to the top of the trail.

Backpacked the loop clockwise starting from the west end. Had to bushwack from Jeremy's lane to avoid postings. I don't recommend that way... not worth the trouble. I'll park on Skyline Drive next time. Loved the hike and camping near the creek. I did 18 water crossings in total... Had to wade through once. The crossover from Jeremy's Run to Knob Mountain Trail is probably about 1/4 mile upstream from what it shows on this map.

Much better than the last time I did this. All blow downs were removed.

Not an overly difficult hike except for the distance. Gradual incline, not too much scrambling or super steep sections. I'd definitely recommend this one though as it's a really interesting mix of highland meadows and almost a Pacific Northwest feel.

wandern
schlammig
steinig
8 days ago

Beautiful hike, even in the winter. Multiple “rock hops”. Once you reach the top, you can go to the east or west overlooks (We did both, since it’s only a short hike either way.) East was our favorite. Spectacular views and some cool rocks to climb down to.

wandern
8 days ago

Hiked 1.12.20. It was a beautiful 65 degrees today so I decided to hike this trail. Unfortunately, I was hugely disappointed. As soon as I parked at the small pull off on 42, I was greeted by the sound of gun shots from the nearby shooting range. Not exactly the peace and quiet I was looking for. However, I trekked on, excited to see the views from the fire tower at the top. About a mile into the hike, the trail runs along a “creek,” which appeared more like a river today, I’m guessing due to melting snow and recent rain. This was all fine until about 1.5 to 2 miles into the hike, when you had to cross said “creek.” There was easily 3 feet deep of fast moving water to cross to get to the other side. I walked up and down along the creek to see if there was an easier place to cross, but no avail. Dishearten, I ended up turning around and headed back to my car. Would not recommend after recent rain.

We did this hike on New Years Day. Took us exactly 5 hours - this is including our start from and our walk back to the lower parking lot. It was wet/muddy/icy in spots when we visited which slowed some people down and caused a bit of a pedestrian traffic jam. Bring gloves and shoes with grip for the rock scramble. Steep at the start but push through and be amazed by what we like to call the adult playground.

Most of the trail was covered in water but passable. First time here and seemed like it would be a nice hike that's family pet and bike friendly in better conditions

Tough hike. The view fro mute top is partially obscured during the leafy times, in the winter however you get a bit of a broader view.

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