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Tibbet Knob Trail from Wolf Gap Campground is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lost City, West Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.1 mi Elevation gain 928 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Camping

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Raina A.
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HikingScramble

The view is worth the scramble at the end! Gorgeous trail.

Dan Young
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Meghan Turney
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Hiking

A rewarding view once you get to the end to summit to the top! Loved the diverse plant life on the trail. Would do this again.

Mack Meller
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Hiking

Fun hike on the other side of Wolf Gap from Big Schloss - easy to find, just cross the road and go straight through the campground. Shorter but definitely steeper than Big Schloss with one or two spots near the end where using hands to scramble up larger rocks was helpful. The views were not as good as Big Schloss in my opinion, but the trail was MUCH less crowded which was a big plus.

Thad Pinney
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HikingRockyScramble

Beautiful summit hike with nice rock scrambles and epic views.

Michael Williams
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HikingRockyScramble

Good trail and easy to find opposite the main Wolf Gap picnic/camping area. Definitely gets your heart rate up the first part and then really ups things with the two rock scrambles near the top. Steep climbs at 28-38% grade but fun and the views are spectacular at the top. Well marked and fun. Would definitely do again.

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Katie Kobbs
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Park Wanderers
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Hiking

Tibbet's Knob is a great alternative to Big Schloss if you are a hiker that enjoys solitude. As other reviews have mentioned, for every 5 people who hike Big Schloss, only 1 is heading towards Tibbet Knob! There are two main sections of hefty elevation gain.There are also two class 2 rock scrambles. If you have a difficult time maneuvering around/over/between rocks, I would caution you to think twice about this hike. The views at the top are amazing, and there are multiple fantastic camping spots!

Eric May
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Hiking

I am 10. I really liked this hike. It was hard in a few spots but the view at the top is awesome. Definitely worth doing!

Christine O'Neill
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HikingRockyScramble

Great trail. The 2 scrambles were not too hard. Beautiful view, lovely campground just past the view.

Jennifer Adornetto
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Tenley Peterson
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HikingRocky

Very easy trail. My 6yo and 3yo did it without any complaints. There are two spots with nice views. The views are otherwise obstructed by trees.

Wendy Cook
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Hiking

The trail was great and easy going but there was rock climbing to get to the view.

Greg Winger
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Jennifer Runion
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Logan Yew
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Maia DiLorenzo
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HikingScramble

60* and sunny in January. Couldn't pass up the opportunity to check out a new trail. Took my 12 y/o Westie (who's never been hiking) and she slowed me down a bit sniffing every darn tree. But otherwise it was a smooth pace to the top and back. Trail was well marked with double yellow dashes the entire way, conditions were dry and the trail maintenance is top notch. Wolf Gap Recreation area had plenty of parking (again - this is January). Parking is across the street from the trail. The recreation area has public restrooms. It was not until the very end that I saw 2 other hikers. Otherwise, we were totally alone on the trail. So "heavily trafficked" is dependent upon the season. AllTrails has this listed as a 3.1 mile ~900ft gain out-n-back. **NOTE** That distance is only to the area labeled "VIEW" on the GWNF map seen at the trailhead. The trail actually continues for another mile! Now, that extra mile is super easy, flat soft mossy and goes steady along the ridge. Plenty of great camping spots in that mile with stone fire pits already constructed. So, if you begin at the Wolf Gap Recreation Area and follow Tibbet Knob Trail until it stops at Judge Rye Road, the distance is 2.5 miles and elevation gain of 1,300ft. Out-n-back was 5 miles. We did the whole thing and it took us 3 hours with regular water breaks. The scramble was (in my opinion) not a big challenge. I had to carry the dog through it though. She's agile but just too small and tired to leap like that. Don't let the "scramble" dissuade you from this trail. It's a great beginners scramble experience because you're not near an edge or clif, there wasn't much loose rock (January), and it's short - like .2 miles. Overall the views were nice and many to choose from, but more breathtaking views exist on trails nearby. This is a trail I'd choose for an easy/moderate physicality. It will be a little challenge for some beginners, and easy for the physically active. I wouldn't do it in the hot summer months because it seems it would be crowded, and there's not a lot of true shade for most of the hike. With that many prime camping spots I may just come back to spend the night!

Will Runion
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HikingRockyScramble

Well marked and moderately challenging. Great view at the top.

Bruce Roberts
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HikingBugsRockyScramble

This trail wore me out with the constant climb up to the knob. It was also a really hot September day. I would have enjoyed it more during cooler weather as the sauna like heat/ humidity and constant bugs weren't very pleasant. Great trail and it will help me get in shape but I usually do less challenging trails

Avery Wilkinson
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Beautiful views, however buggy during the hike and at the top - wear big spray. Make sure to wear very sturdy hiking boots as almost the entire trail has rocks/loose rocks that will hurt the bottom of your feet. You’ll need the extra grip as well. The hike is steep up and steep down as you get closer to the top. 3 different rock scrambles as you near the top as well.

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