hiking
27 days ago

Paired this with Big Schloss for a 5 star rating. Just over 8 miles and over 2000 feet. Tibbet Knob has more solitude but the views on Big Schloss are better. Start with Tibbet and move to Big Schloss for the better payoff. Views are north and westerly for planning photos.

Five stars if you pair it with Tibbet Knob. You get about 8 miles and about 2000 total feet. The hike up Tibbet Knob is the more of a scramble but the views are less impressive. I recommend doing Big Schloss second for the bigger payoff. The best views are to the north and slightly west so in the fall photos remain good even into the afternoon.

paired this with tibbet knob.. totaled about 8 miles . went eith dog, he got a little scared after the bridge but had fun either way. great views all the way

hiking
1 month ago

had trail to myself. saw nice primitive campsites along the way. paired with big schloss for about an 8 mile hike. worth doing

Beautiful views. Great day hike! Just enough uphill to make it a little bit of a workout, but not bad. The rocks twist a little under the boots so have to watch your footing. It was a little of a busy trail...definitely not the busiest we have been on.

This was my first big hike. it's special to me because my family settled the areas on both sides of the mountain.. The Bowers family in VA and Heishman family in Trout Run.

So for me, the hike was worth the insane first mile uphill. Once it levels off, you get a bit of a break while you hike the top of the mountain. Lots of great places to stop along the way and see the valleys.

The bridge is really neat, and not something you see much of on trails. I really enjoyed just sitting alone at the summit, enjoying the breeze and taking pics. Believe it or not, you can get 4G up there!

I first went in April 2017. Then did Tibbett Knob later in the year with my daughters.

Be careful of the drive up. Lots of blind curves and a narrow road. People take the curves pretty quick and we had to pull onto the shoulder a couple of times to avoid getting smashed.

First mile is uphill with plenty of rocks. After that it is still rocky but levels off. Great views along the way. Definitely worth dealing with the ascent.

Amazing hike! Killer first mile uphill though

hiking
2 months ago

We thought we got there early (around 10) and there were about ten vehicles. we spotted only a few groups on the trail but as we were leaving (around 1300) it got busy. I suggest going earlier or go during a weekday.

The first part is all uphill and is killer but it evens out about halfway up the trail. Views are amazing and worth it!!! So beautiful.

Rocky. Recommend good shoes. Excellent hike with beautiful views.

hiking
3 months ago

Combined Tibbet Knob Trail with Big Schloss Trail for a 7.5 mile hike with 2000 ft elev. gain. A good workout. Highly recommended.

hiking
3 months ago

Combined Tibbet Knob Trail with Big Schloss Trail for a 7.5 mile hike with 2000 ft elev. gain. A good workout. Highly recommended.

great view from the bridge as well from the rocks at the very end. a great place to overlook 2 valleys!

Great trail. Steep climb for about a mile, then levels off along the ridge. Beautiful views. Trail is pretty rocky - so would only recommend sturdy hiking boots. Looking forward to completing Tibbett Knob next.

It was a beautiful day to wake up at the gap and decide against doing an 18 miler and just do Big Schloss. I left around 8/9am and ran into a few people but it was generally empty. The trail got a bit more crowded as I returned but nothing out of hand. A beautiful hike for sure and a nice breeze when you get to the ridge.

It was a little over crowded and rocky but those views at the overlook make up for that!

hiking
6 months ago

Had this trail mostly to ourselves. The overlook is one of the best views I've come across so far, absolutely beautiful.

One of the best hikes in the East !

hiking
8 months ago

Hiked it with my dog. The rock scramble near the top was fun and well worth the view.

A great moderate hike with amazing views at the top!

hiking
8 months ago

Views: 4/5. Rocky outcropping at the top gives a beautiful view of the bowl to the South. There were a surprising number of flies and hornets at the top, but other than that was quite nice.
Solitude: 5/5. Saw two other hikers on the trail on a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning.
Difficulty: Medium. Steep at times. Rock scrambles were short and moderately challenging.

A fun day hike for sure with a good reward at the end with great views. We saw some rock climbers while hiking that looked like they were gonna stay the night on top. A nice hike for the region.

hiking
8 months ago

Great for a solo hike because it isn't as popular as its sister hike, Big Schloss. I went in March and didn't see a soul. 2 beautiful overlooks. 2 small rock scrambles. I wouldn't consider it a hard hike. perhaps hard for a dog or small children.

Have done this hike 3 times, and have never been disappointed. And while we've never had the trail to ourselves, I have never seen this hike crowded. On all three occasions, I can't recall there being more than a handful of people on the trial. The first mile up is a bear; quite steep and hard on the legs. But after that, it more or less levels out and you are treated to some ridge walking until you reach the rock outcrop of Big Schloss. Simply gorgeous, magnificent views.

The first part (..7 miles) is steep, and most of the trail is rocky. The views at the top, though, looking down into both WV and VA are about as great as they get.

Huge mountain peak & beautiful view! Can't wait to hike this mountain again!

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