Hightop Peak Loop via Appalachian Trail

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Hightop Peak Loop via Appalachian Trail is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stanardsville, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2500 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

6 months ago

View after first 1.5 mi was great, trail continues to follow the AT down the mountain and loops back up around to the high top peak. Not much to see after the first viewpoint. Good distance for a day hike, but if your looking for something more exciting try another trail (Riprap trail).

7 months ago

8 months ago

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9 months ago

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10 months ago

The walk up was very forested, though still provided beautiful views of massive rock formations. The summit was spectacular, despite rainy and foggy when we did it. Might be a little hard for someone out of shape, but definitely worth it.

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10 months ago

10 months ago

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11 months ago

Absolutely loved this hike. From the parking lot it feels about 2 miles and some change, it starts out surprisingly steep but one YOU get close to the top it definitely gets easier. This hike is amazing because the view at the top is astonishing. Best hike I've ever been on personally.

11 months ago

11 months ago

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

not much to look at on the way up, but the lookouts at the top were beautiful. only made it to the second one before we had to turn around because of a storm coming in. make sure you pack plenty of water, we went on a very humid day and sweated profusely and ran out of water quickly.

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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

1 hour
Nice views

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Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Good

Sunday, August 30, 2015

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Sunday, August 16, 2015