Lost Mountain Loop Trail

MODERATE 38 reviews
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Lost Mountain Loop Trail is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Upperville, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
580 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
2 months ago

The park keys this loop as difficult. Maybe it was the humidity, but I’d rate this loop on the strenuous side of moderate. Great hike though, well marked, beautiful scenery!

4 months ago

Rude horse riders

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5 months ago

Beautiful trail. All the trails in Sky Meadows are marked clearly . The grass in the meadow areas is fairly tall so be sure to do thorough tick checks . I'd say the meadow is obviously easy but once you hit the wooded part of the trail it certainly upgrades to a moderate trail. All in all I did this with my 4 year old son and (aside from whining he was tired during the moderate incline up the mountain lol) he was able to complete it well. You will cross 2 streams ,so be prepared to get a little wet in the feet

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7 months ago

Really beautiful views of farms and wildflowers! A nice switch up from regular hikes!

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8 months ago

The trail mixes gently undulating miles through the meadow with a moderate climb to the summit of Lost Mountain. The stream crossings, after recent heavy rains, added some unexpected adrenaline surges. Yes, those rocks are slippery when wet. Overall, it was a great hike, peppered with panoramic views of farmland and timber.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Meadow part of trail is EASY. Climb to top of Lost Mountain is MODERATE. Scenery is wonderful, especially in meadows. Took hike on unseasonably hot day in early October with my dog. The meadow part of the hike is unshaded and was quite hot. I would recommend this trail for early- to mid-spring or mid- to late-fall for best outcome.

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Saturday, October 07, 2017

This is definitely not the easy trail! It’s the advanced trail! This trail is the yellow trail. In order to get to it, you have to hike a good portion of the easy blue trail (Rolling Meadows Trail). It definitely has a few places that are very picturesque but the yellow (Lost Mountain Loop Trail) is definitely challenging. 600 feet of elevation, up and down, little rocky, but nicely maintained and wide. Also, it is $5 for cars and they only take cash or check (good faith box).

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

This is NOT an easy trail, but it's rewarding. Lots of falling acorns and walnuts and plenty of horse manure to avoid when we were there mid-September. Beautiful views of The rolling hills of Paris, VA, which is my favorite place in northern VA.

hiking
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Great Saturday morning hike with my dog. The front half of the trail loop is rolling meadows and the back half is up in the mountains with a creek running down the middle. I was the only person hiking with a few other guys mountain biking the front half. The trail is also open to horseback riding with pull thru parking for trailers. Parking is $5.

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

An easy afternoon hike with nice views! Great for the pup too!

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Nice views

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