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Beards Mountain Loop

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Length

6.1 Miles 9.8 Kilometers

82%

Runnable

Elevation

1,267' 386 m

Ascent

-1,274' -388 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

2,577' 785 m

High

1,384' 422 m

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

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Overview [Suggest Changes]

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.
Features: Fall Colors — Lake — Views [Add/Remove]

Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

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

Description [Suggest Changes]

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.

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