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Big Schloss from Wolf Gap

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4.6 mile 7.4 kilometer out and back
81% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,019' 311 m
Descent: -1,027' -313 m
High: 2,934' 894 m
Low: 2,239' 683 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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An iconic trail in the Wolf Gap Recreation area that boasts 270-degree views!

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

Overview

This is a great run from Wolf Gap Recreation Area to the top of Big Schloss. Big Schloss is the sister trail to Tibbet Knob and offers a 270-degree view of its mountainous and beautiful surroundings.

Runner Notes

This trail is rocky throughout.

Description

Off of I-81, take the exit for 42 South (Exit 283). Turn right onto 42 South and then turn right onto 675 and follow 675 until you see the parking lot for Wolf Gap Recreation Area. The first .5 mile is uphill and then flattens out after that with some more gradual grades. The last .25 mile is again uphill to the top of Big Schloss peak.

This run begins from the parking lot for Big Schloss, Tibbet Knob, and Mill Mountain. The trail is rocky throughout and follows the orange blazes for approximately 1.9 miles. At the 1.9 mile marker, you'll see a sign indicating to turn right for the Big Schloss Spur Trail. This is approximately 1/4 mile from the rocky outcropping/overlook. Most of the 1,000 ft elevation gain is within the first mile of the run. If you can get through that, the views are worth it!

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Soak up the fantastic views from Big Schloss.
Jul 6, 2017 near Moorefield, WV
View into eastern valley in the wintertime.
Dec 28, 2017 near Woodstock, VA
Big Schloss Peak offers an incredible view!
Jul 3, 2017 near Moorefield, WV
The views from Big Schloss are pretty iconic!
May 16, 2017 near Moorefield, WV
The views on a clear day are spectacular.
May 16, 2017 near Moorefield, WV
This rock outcropping provides an excellent vantage point overlooking the nearby tree covered hills.
May 16, 2017 near Moorefield, WV

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