Hawksbill Gap Loop via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 169 reviews
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Hawksbill Gap Loop via Appalachian Trail 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, nature trips, 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
731 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
21 days ago

Great little hike. We went in October and saw a large deer with huge antlers. The views are beautiful!

hiking
23 days ago

Relatively easy trail. Short hike which you could do in the afternoon, even in the winter. Beautiful views at the summit. To the right you get to see Old Rag Mountain, which was awesome!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Started snowing last weekend on the hike!

3 months ago

I did it today early morning and it was amazing but collapsed rocks are blocking the trail for few meters.

3 months ago

Extremely crowded at the summit with mediocre views

hiking
3 months ago

The peak provides 360 views. Great hike spoiled by sight and smell from a pot smelling e-cig toting mother of an infant and toddler.

hiking
4 months ago

Views were mediocre and the short trail to the top was really crowded

4 months ago

Easy trail. Nice people along the way and great views!!!

4 months ago

Start at the right to avoid the steep climb up.

hiking
4 months ago

How crowded does the summit get? I am looking to go on October 22nd (Sunday) in the early afternoon to propose to my fiance. I just don't want it to be too crowded. Is there are more secluded area with the views? Any help is appreciated!

4 months ago

beautiful area. easy hike ending up at the highest point in the park. shelter house with picnic tables at the top

4 months ago

Pretty scenery, wear shoes that give you great support for the ankles and you should be good. A great hike and recommend it to those that want to explore.

4 months ago

Pretty scenery, wear shoes that give you great support for the ankles and you should be good. A great hike and recommend it to those that want to explore.

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty scenery, wear shoes that give you great support for the ankles and you should be good. A great hike and recommend it to those that want to explore.

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

Great hike with beautiful views. I could have done without the religious service going on at the summit. 40+ people crowded in at the summit giving people the stink eye if that walk up to the summit is not cool. Are religious services allowed in National Parks?

5 months ago

always enjoy this one.... especially for the view!

5 months ago

Great view at the summit

5 months ago

Went up the steep side. Tough hike up but the view was well worth it at the top !

hiking
5 months ago

Wonderful views to the north, east and west and the highest peak in the park. We went up and back in an hour. Ascent was an uninterrupted uphill slog but totally worth it.

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