Hawksbill Gap Loop

MODERATE 82 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

hiking
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16 days ago

Nice easy hike with a great view. If you are deciding whether to start left or right, go right and follow it around until the fork, at the fork go left onto salamander. When you are done follow the rock trail back to lower parking, it takes only about 15 minutes down. If you go left you will be at the top in 15 minutes and it is very steep.

At the top, there is an observation platform with two dials with other mountain ranges marked on them so you will know at what mountains you are looking. You are given a view of old rag and stonyman.

hiking
21 days ago

Fantastic view on the summit. It was a short and easy hike.

hiking
23 days ago

Nice hike to a great view. We did the loop walking up the steep part (easier on my old knees) and back via the AT

hiking
26 days ago

Its an easy, popular and crowded hike. We hiked to the summit from the Appalachian trail and went back the same way to spend more time on the trail. When hiking from the Appalachian there is a small place probably a quarter mile before the summit where you can spend some peaceful time and its almost as high as the summit but far less crowded.

26 days ago

Nice hike. Be sure to do it in the correct direction. Which means you turn right at the info sign.
Also good to know that it costs $25 to get into the park.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Great hike. Just a tad busy if you hike in the afternoon.

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hiking
1 month ago

Good trail, good view at the top, but it can get super crowded when it is nice outside

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Short
Great
Go counterclockwise

hiking
1 month ago

This is one of my favorite short hikes. With clear blue skies and very low humidity on 4/8/17 the views were exceptional!! The loop trail from Hawksbill Gap parking area offers the best scenery.

1 month ago

This was an amazing hike! It is a great hike full of very nice views but not very difficult so it made for a nice quick starter hike. I definitely plan on doing this hike again this spring!

hiking
2 months ago

goid hike but short.

hiking
2 months ago

Great loop. Nice climb with amazing views at the top and then a rocky decent.

2 months ago