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Most amazing view I’ve seen on the East Coast.

Love it. Perfect time is now!

Excellent views, worth the hike up for sure.

Amazing view. We took Kistlers memorial highway from the Linville Falls entrance and followed the signs. From the parking lot it’s a short walk to spectacular cliff views of Table Rock, Hawksbill and Sitting bear.

Outstanding views at the top! Pretty steep hike, but well worth it for the view!

Nice day for a late winter hike. Much different look from a summer or fall hike but as always a tough up hill climb.

Great view, well worth the short hike.

i would definitely go again! beautiful

Loved it, done it three or four times all seasons.

hiking
3 months ago

Another review... You can complete a 14.8 mile loop hike by hiking up the Henley Hollow Trail, then turning right onto the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail. Once you get to FS14 turn right then hang a left and hike up the Dry Run Gap Trail. Some of this trail is the old road bed of Hwy 21. You will see a couple of old concrete bridges along the way. Continue on by turning left onto the Iron Mountain Trail to it's end at the Divide Trail, which takes you down the mountain back to Forest Service Road (FS14) which is where you will jump back onto the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail which will take you up to Horse Heaven and then back to the Henley Hollow Trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail that has a very small waterfall (sometimes a drip) close to the top of the ridge. Trail starts next to Hwy 21 and ends at the Horse Trail (Dirt Road) on the ridge top. Take the Horse Trail to the left to an area called Horse Heaven or turn right and hike down to the CC Camp Road and folllow it to the right to Hwy 21. You can remain on the Horse Trail from the ridge top and follow it across Hwy 21 to Little Dry Run Trail which will take you back down to the Henley Hollow Trailhead. Total loop is between 11 & 12 miles.

Did this trail in November. Much of the second half was snow covered, and the junction of trails at Rhododendron Gap was not terribly clear. The summit felt like a winter wonderland -- totally worth it.

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing trail! Moderate traffic and for experienced hikers. If you are in this beautiful part of the Appalachian Mountains definitely worth checking out. I have a 6 year old dog in good shape and I have taken her a couple of times..she does great but it is a steep hike and we take it slow.

Easily walked paved trail, perfect for the whole family.
Road is rough and steep in some spots to get there though.

if you start at 600 then the actual peak of Whitetop is only 2.5 miles into the 9 mile trail. I mistakenly kept going thinking that I wasnt at the summit yet, and just ended up doubling back and doing the whole trail again. it was very cloudy at the top at 11 AM but had cleared up by 2 PM when I came back and the views were fantastic. I highly recommend this hike.

Moderately strenuous climb to the vista, but well worth the effort. Numerous benches along the trail to catch your breath. Great long range views.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful views. Pretty steep at times. If you go in the summer, take plenty of water and pace yourself. Picturesque in the fall. Lots of wildlife: box turtle, fence lizard, black snake, squirrels and deer.

hiking
6 months ago

The trailhead was easy to find thanks to AllTrails. There’s no signage for the trail at all, but the path clearly leads away from the parking area. The path follows a stream bed with lots of loose rocks so sturdy shoes makes good sense. The overlook is about 1.4 mikes from the parking area. It was well worth the small amount of exertion. There is another trail that leads away from the overlook, but we didn’t take it. Maybe next time....

Nice any time of the year!

Love it!!! Great hike! Short with rewarding views!! Can't wait to go again!

hiking
7 months ago

Molly's knob is a great hike @ Hungry Mother. The incline is pretty steep sometimes, but the trail is extremely well maintained. There are benches on the trail every so often, with two at the top as well. Incredible views at the peak! Well worth the hike!

hiking
7 months ago

Loved this trail!!! Absolutely stunning views from Molly's Knob. Seven members of our family had a great time hiking it today. We range in age from 70 to 7 and we all made it with lots of laughter and fun.

Views are worth the hike. I would rate this strenuous just because it's uphill almost all the way to the top then you have to be really careful coming back down because it's steep.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike on well mainrained trails. The last 0.4 miles to the summit is a little strenuous but the view is worth the climb.

Can't wait to go back and hike some more!
Loved eating the wild blackberries on the trail!

hiking
8 months ago

My daughter and I enjoyed this hike on a warm Sunday afternoon. It can be a little challenging going uphill on the rocky trail in one area but when you get to the top, it is well worth all the work. Beautiful!

hiking
8 months ago

Awesome hike with a great view at the top! 4 miles round trip from the parking lot.

Words cannot explain this place...... it's a must see !!

Awesome view short easy walk and worth the drive on the dirt road for the view

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