Trail Run Project Logo

This loop highlights some of the best trails in Douthat State Park, making for a scenic outing.


Your Rating: Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add To-Do · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

6.1

Miles

9.8

KM

82%

Runnable

2,577' 785 m

High

1,384' 422 m

Low

1,267' 386 m

Up

1,274' 388 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views

Overview

Douthat State Park was named one of the nation’s 10 best by Outside Family Vacation Guide. It is one of the original six Virginia State Parks. Nestled in Virginia’s Alleghany Highlands, Douthat features some of Virginia’s most outstanding scenery and trails.

Need to Know

If you plan to stay overnight, there are several campsite options as well as cabins built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Description

Beards Mountain Loop is a loop route that takes you from the lake to the ridgeline and back. The full loop utilizes the following trails: Beard's Gap Trail, Mountain Top Trail, Mountain Side Trail, Buck Hollow Trail, and Wilson Creek Trail.
When you're done with your run take a cool dip in the lake, relax on the sandy beach, and grab a bite to eat at the restaurant.

Contacts

Shared By:

Roanoke Outside

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 1 vote

#5067

Overall
  3.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
100%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Recommended Route Rankings

#165

in Virginia

#5,067

Overall
5 Views Last Month
1,088 Since Apr 19, 2017
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
50%
50%
0%
0%

Photos

Spillway from Douthat Lake.
Sep 12, 2021 near Clifton…, VA
The views from Beard's Gap are spectacular!
Apr 13, 2017 near Clifton…, VA
Trails in this area are well blazed and well maintained.
Apr 13, 2017 near Clifton…, VA
A fellow hiker takes in the views near Beard's Chimney.
Apr 13, 2017 near Clifton…, VA

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Unknown
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

none

Join the Community

Create your FREE account today!
Already have an account? Login to close this notice.

Get Started.