Beard's Gap to Brushy Hallow (Mountain Momma) Mountain Top Overlook

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Beard's Gap to Brushy Hallow (Mountain Momma) Mountain Top Overlook is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Millboro, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.9 miles Elevation Gain: 954 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Just an amazing hike up through a creek valley. The first half (easy to moderate) warms you up and the switchbacks up to the ridge keep you warm. The hike past the shelter to the overlook (higher moderate level) are much narrower and not for the skiddish. When wet this upper part could be quite the sketchy experience. Up and back is a good amount of work so pack accordingly. Lots of scenery and some very exciting photo opportunities. If you are comfortable on a trail and relatively fit this is a doable trail.

Very nice trail. Not too difficult and no major scramble sections. Trailhead to the right of the guest registration sign.

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful hike! Start at the guest registration building, not at the lodge parking.

hiking
Sat Nov 24 2018

An amazing hike. In November the park is nearly deserted. From the babbling creeks to the grand vistas it was just the right amount of challenge and natural beauty for a cold morning. The trees around the top towards the summit of the hike were coated in ice and as the sun warmed them the ice was falling to the ground. The tinkling and crackling noises were just magical.

hiking
Wed Jul 18 2018