Big Schloss Via Wolf Gap Trail

MODERATE 103 reviews

Big Schloss Via Wolf Gap Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wardensville, West Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1046 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
5 days ago

Combined Tibbet Knob Trail with Big Schloss Trail for a 7.5 mile hike with 2000 ft elev. gain. A good workout. Highly recommended.

1 month ago

great view from the bridge as well from the rocks at the very end. a great place to overlook 2 valleys!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Steep climb for about a mile, then levels off along the ridge. Beautiful views. Trail is pretty rocky - so would only recommend sturdy hiking boots. Looking forward to completing Tibbett Knob next.

2 months ago

excellent

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

It was a beautiful day to wake up at the gap and decide against doing an 18 miler and just do Big Schloss. I left around 8/9am and ran into a few people but it was generally empty. The trail got a bit more crowded as I returned but nothing out of hand. A beautiful hike for sure and a nice breeze when you get to the ridge.

hiking
3 months ago

It was a little over crowded and rocky but those views at the overlook make up for that!

4 months ago

One of the best hikes in the East !

hiking
5 months ago

A great moderate hike with amazing views at the top!

hiking
5 months ago

A fun day hike for sure with a good reward at the end with great views. We saw some rock climbers while hiking that looked like they were gonna stay the night on top. A nice hike for the region.

7 months ago

Have done this hike 3 times, and have never been disappointed. And while we've never had the trail to ourselves, I have never seen this hike crowded. On all three occasions, I can't recall there being more than a handful of people on the trial. The first mile up is a bear; quite steep and hard on the legs. But after that, it more or less levels out and you are treated to some ridge walking until you reach the rock outcrop of Big Schloss. Simply gorgeous, magnificent views.

7 months ago

:)

hiking
7 months ago

The first part (..7 miles) is steep, and most of the trail is rocky. The views at the top, though, looking down into both WV and VA are about as great as they get.

hiking
7 months ago

Huge mountain peak & beautiful view! Can't wait to hike this mountain again!

hiking
10 months ago

Good moderate trail with great views at the top. Hiked in February with snow on the trail. It is steep from the get go but levels out about a mile up. The bridge connecting the two peaks at the top is pretty cool! Also snow covered rocks were pretty slippery at summit so had to be careful.

hiking
10 months ago

My first hike and the view was totally worth walking on rocks for 2 miles

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful hike, with amazing views. Will do this hike again.

hiking
11 months ago

Amazing view.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

We went counter clockwise and think that is the best way to go. It leaves the better parts of the trail at the beginning and end. Overall a nice trail with some good views.

Saw quite a bit of vehicle traffic up along the ridgeline while we were making camp and falling asleep. Not quite what we had expected due to that. The trails were in good condition and there were quite a few campsites.

Monday, October 10, 2016

This trail was amazing. The best we've been to yet. We didn't do the entire loop, but we did the 4 ish mile trail up to the view point and back which was incredible. It was a beautiful day outside but windy when we got to the top. I would love to come back again next summer when we can camp in one of the sites near the top. It was well worth the trip from NJ to spend the weekend visiting here.

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