Loft Mountain Loop via Appalachian Trail

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Loft Mountain Loop via Appalachian Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Grottoes, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
538 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

4 days ago

Short trail but pretty good.

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5 months ago

My kids really enjoyed this hike and the views at the top.

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11 months ago

The NP identifies this trail as the Frazier Discovery Trail. It also known as the Deadening Nature Trail, named after the historic practice of "deadening" or girdling trees to allow more sunlight to reach the ground for the cultivation of crops and pastureland. The trail is moderately strenuous and leads to a phenomenal view of the Big Run watershed from the rock outcropping at the top of Loft Mountain. Blue blazes mark the trail. Parking for the trailhead is at the Loft Mountain Wayside, MP 89.5. No restrooms, unless they are inside the Wayside, which was closed when we visited.

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11 months ago

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

Pretty easy hike with great views and overlooks. Had a little difficulty finding the trailhead due to lack of cell service and an inability pull up the exact directions on my phone (my fault). Write'em down before you go!

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Good campsite access if you're nearby. Awesome views.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Started right behind our campsite. Nice little hike and beautiful in the fall.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Very nice section of AT and so convenient to CG. Lucky enough to get a "ring side seat" of a campsite on A loop. Saw 3 beautiful sunsets on ledge just moments away from campsite.

Saturday, September 26, 2015