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Beards Mountain Loop

Intermediate
 3.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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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.

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#146

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

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