Hawksbill Gap Loop

MODERATE 114 reviews
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Hawksbill Gap Loop is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Syria, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
807 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

2 days ago

I climbed the steep way (left at the fork) and was so glad! Much easier to walk down the more graded trail down. Beautiful views and fairly quiet on a Friday afternoon.

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4 days ago

Pretty quick and easy hike if you're an avid hiker. Beautiful view- could have stayed for hours.

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16 days ago

Great trail. I took the advice of some other reviews and parked at the Hawksbill Gap Parking Lot and started the trail to the right and did the loop so the steep descent was on the way back down. Much more scenic and "easy going" on the way up instead of just a straight up butt burner like humpback or spy rock in the beginning. If you don't have good knees, the steep downhill on the way back could be tricky, but we were ok with it. Took us about 2 hours. There's a couple great overlooks on the way up. We stopped and ate lunch at the first one since no one was there and it was nice and quiet.

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1 month ago

Great View at top, I recommend taking Appalachian Trail to Salamander trail for better views on hike.

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