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Hightop Hut Road

Intermediate

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0.8 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
88% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 300' 91 m
Descent: -4' -1 m
High: 3,214' 980 m
Low: 2,918' 890 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Larry W. Brown

Use this road to head up to the Hightop AT Hut with a toilet and unprotected spring.

Larry W. Brown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

To access this road, either use the white-blazed AT or the Smith Roach Gap Road, both starting from the Smith Roach Gap Parking Area. In both cases head east until the hut road heads to the left of the trail.

The trail starts off of the Smith Roach Gap Road and heads north to cross the white-blazed AT. From the AT, climb another few hundred yards to the hut, which has a pit toilet and unprotected spring at the base of a large boulder.

Thanks to Larry W. Brown, for sharing this trail description. If you’re interested in learning more details about great hikes, weather, camping / lodging, wildlife, and scenic drives, check out the comprehensive Guide to Shenandoah National Park.

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