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Address: Wolf Gap Rd, George Washington National Forest, Woodstock, VA
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One of best hikes in area with spectacular views

This is a very rewarding hike with little effort and very very minimal risk or difficulty. The 1st .7 miles are all up hill medium to strenuous. Then about two miles on almost... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
Clark G
Reston, United States
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Reston, United States
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This is a very rewarding hike with little effort and very very minimal risk or difficulty. The 1st .7 miles are all up hill medium to strenuous. Then about two miles on almost completely flat terrain with multiple overlooks into the valley. This year fall colors just ok during Columbus Day weekend. The .25 mile hike up "big Schloss" is... More 

Thank Clark G
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

(This review will focus more on Wolf Gap camp ground). Since 2008 I have camped at Wolf Gap three times, including this past June. I have done the Big Schloss hike before, and I think other reviewers can cover that. There is also another trail across the road from Wolf Gap and the Big Schloss trail continues to the Mill... More 

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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

If you are driving to the trailhead at Wolf Gap from Lost River WV, plan ahead because you will probably travel via some narrow back roads to get there. We hiked the trail with our two dogs, and we carried along water and snacks to keep energized. The first mile had a steady incline and was rocky. The rest of... More 

Thank Mable0123
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My favorite hike in the valley! Not too strenuous (less than 5mi r/t), spectacular 360 degree view. You can across the Shenandoah Valley to the Blue Ridge as well as deep into WV! A little steep in places, but not for long. Have hiked in both snow (March) and heat (summer), and it can't be beat! Parking at Wolf Gap... More 

Thank bowyerm
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The hike starts out with an immediate 1000 foot ascent that will get your leg screaming and warmed up. Then you travel along the ridge to a great rock outcropping. Only 2 miles each way, it is a good quick hike for a day when you want to get away from the DC crowds at Old Rag.

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Toms Brook, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

If you love to hike, this is the place to go. Amazing views and overall an easy trail. Looking forward to warmer weather to go back.

Thank Corey M
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I do a lot of local hiking, and had been meaning to visit Big Schloss for many years before I did it last weekend. I was not disappointed. I did a 12-mile loop and approached Big Schloss from the north. It was impressive, looming through the trees from a distance and then exposing its dramatic cliffs. I was mildly disappointed... More 

Thank hightinerary
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Great hike for sightseeing. Good views along the ridge and even better at the Big Schloss. Great cliffs with unmaintained camping spots near by. Could be pretty crowded though. Some of the kids go crazy there and this is spoiled fun a bit.

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Woodstock, Va
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Big Schloss is a nice escape at Wolf Gap and fairly easy. Some people are dare devils at top in going to too close to edge of rocks but you will enjoy.

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Washington DC
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a fantastic hike. Gird your loins, it starts with a steep uphill but you'll want to persevere. After about a mile you get a sweet downhill break, then a much more moderate incline. If you start at Wolf Gap, it's just under 2 miles to the Big Schloss trail spur. Another .3 miles and you've reached it after... More 

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