Hawksbill Gap Loop

MODERATE 101 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

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4 days ago

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

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25 days ago

One of the best in the park. Great view from the summit, nice scree crossing on the loop back.

29 days ago

Hiked 2 summers ago, great trail

30 days ago

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1 month ago

It was a nice hike. We saw 2 bears down the side of the mountain a little after the summit and it was incredible! The view was amazing and not too crowded and the trails were decently kept up. Overall it was a great short hike, but I'm glad we took the Appalachian Trail side first as it was much less steep.

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1 month ago

I would do the whole circuit!!! It was great to go over the Little Rock scuttle twice ! And it's not as steep of an ascent so it was easier to breathe. The view at the top is breathtaking!!! So pack lunch or even a good book and just soak in those views. Easily one of my favorite hikes!!!

1 month ago

Quick climb, recommend going up the AT-Salamander Trail- Hawksbill Summit

Short but steep. Nice gravel trail, good for a late afternoon. Excellent view at the end.

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