Explore the most popular trails in Wolf Gap Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great hike with spectacular views and campsites.

hiking
1 month ago

Such a good hike!!! Challenging, beautiful views.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun, short trail with excellent views at the end. there was light snow on the trail which made the 2 steep sections a bit dangerous. Completed it with my 4 year old daughter who had a blast. I helped her down the 2 steep sections, but she was able to go up them without assistance.

Great hike, the first part offers a nice set of switchbacks t get to the ridge. The view Friday from Big Schloss is awesome.

I definitely recommend this trail if you are in area. the first half mile or so is a steep incline but after that it's smooth sailing. great views of both Virginia and West Virginia. I only saw one or two other groups while on my hike. the parking lot was easy to find and there were restrooms (no sink though)

I loved this trail! Beautiful rock formations and seen a timber rattler! Unbeatable views! Didn't seem like 4 miles at all.
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backpacking
3 months ago

Great quick hike. It was a chilly day but very clear and sunny, perfect day out. I saw 25 or more people but had nice bits of quiet time. The campsites were half full.

So worth the climb up. Walk passed the Big Schloss cut off and go about a half mile more to look back at it.

Awesome hike today! Lovely weather, amazing views.. a bit crowded on the trail, but I suppose that's to be expected on one of the last warm weekend days of the year! Went up to the top and ate our sandwiches sitting on the cliff and enjoying the silence...ahhh

Challenging great hike!

Went on this hike last May and loved it. First hike in the States after seven years overseas. Great rock formations and views from the top. Recommend going as early as possible to avoid crowd and experience the hike in at best viewing time.

Went on a foggy day and didn't have the best view from the top, but the trail was excellent and clearly blazed. First 3/4 mile is steep but it levels off nicely from there with several great vistas along the way to the top. Road leading to the wolf gap recreational parking lot is fully paved and easily driven.

We went on a muggy day and still loved the trail. It was a challenge for the first mile and a half or so. Great workout. We are hoping to go back on a clearer day to get the full experience of the full 360 view!

The road leading up to the trail was extremely dangerous to go up ,and I would not recommend taking a car that won't withstand off roading. There are many sharp turns in the weathered gravel road.

This is a truly amazing hike, short and sweet. Be wary of false a false summit just after the 1st mile or so. The rocks just past the bridge make for an excellent time.

Wow! Top notch hike! Some good challenges and SPECTACULAR views! We were held up on the trail for about 10 minutes with an encounter of a 4 foot rattlesnake that my wife almost stepped on! Bring water, a snack, and your camera! Amazing views!

Loved this hike! Challenging and very rewarding when you reach the view!

hiking
6 months ago

It's a good climb with an excellent view.

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike and definitely worth it for the quiet overlook. The elevation difference is no joke and we had to stop a few times because I couldn’t catch my breath. I loved how quiet it was, we saw nobody while we were there except some campers at the bottom of the trail. Make sure you have bug spray and good shoes for the rock scramble

First part was rough but once you get to the ridge line it’s really easy and beautiful.

Good hike, all up hill then right back down. Several small, steep rock scrambles add some variety to the trail and a good view from the overlook (where you get a nice view of nearby Big Schloss).

The first mile was brutal for an out of shape person like me but it smooths out if you push through. This was one of the most breathtaking hikes I’ve ever been on. Just beautiful. Once you get to the footbridge, you’re just about there. I’ll definitely be returning.

Hiked this trail earlier in the spring. From the parking lot, starts up the road past some camping sites. Just look for the sign. 1st part is a steady uphill climb for about 1 mile then levels off. Nice foot bridge at the end just before the rock outcrop. A bit of scrambling on the rock outcrop. Terrific views at the top. I experienced some traffic on the trail and at the top. Due to the climb, I would hike on a cooler day. Definitely worth doing. Caution, this is an unprotected cliff top view. Hang on to your little hikers.

hiking
8 months ago

I thought this was a great hike. I have to admit, I like Big Schloss more. This trail was moderately difficult. I think it rained a bit overnight. The rocks were very slippery going up and especially coming back down. The view was beautiful at the top. On a Sunday morning, I didn't see a single soul on the trail going up until I got to the overlook. Continued on past the overlook and didn't see anyone else either until I looped back around. Good hiking shoes and plenty of water is recommended. I can't wait to come back and camp at one of the primitive sites along the way!

I thoroughly enjoyed this hike. The initial ascent was challenging, but after you reach the ridgeline it's smooth hiking. The camping availability at Wolf Gap was nice but filled up quickly. I ended up camping on the other side of the road. If you are interested in backpacking, there was plenty of spots to camp along the trail. I am looking forward to doing this one again.

My baby sis and I hiked this BEAUTIFUL trail today, May 12, 2018. The first mile was a bit torturous,

hiking
9 months ago

Awesome hike. We did Big Schloss first, walked back to the car and refilled water, then camped at Tibbett Knob. Don't let the short mileage fool you, you will feel the elevation gain on this one. The scrambling at the end is pretty minor. It's got a few awesome backcountry campsites and tons of side trails leading to private viewpoints of the overlook. The overlook is an excellent place for star gazing and photography! Bring your own water.

9 months ago

Great views at the top! Definitely recommend the hike.

Great hike with a gorgeous view!

The hike was a little challenging in the beginning and well worth it for the views at the top!

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