Big Schloss from Wolf Gap

 2 votes

4.6 Miles 7.4 Kilometers

 

81% 

Runnable

95%

Singletrack

1,019' 311 m

Ascent

-1,027' -313 m

Descent

2,934' 894 m

High

2,239' 683 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Unknown

Update

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

Larysa Murray

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.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Views — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

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!

Contacts

Rate Featured Run


   Clear

4.5 from 2 votes


Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 2 votes

#1

in Wolf Gap

#1566

Overall
  4.5 from 2 votes
5 Star
50%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#1

in Wolf Gap

#38

in Virginia

#1,566

Overall
60 Views Last Month
273 Since May 16, 2017
Intermediate Intermediate

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

Conditions



Getting forecast...

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running