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Sharp Top Out-and-Back

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Trail

2.9 mile 4.7 kilometer out and back
59% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,242' 379 m
Descent: -1,242' -378 m
High: 3,827' 1,166 m
Low: 2,585' 788 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Sarah Clark

A great run for many levels!

Sarah Clark

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Overview

This trail was a great run for an afternoon. Parking at the trailhead is pretty easy and there are restrooms and a small store.

Description

The trail itself starts off very easy, and towards the end has several sets of rock stairs. There are plenty of places to take a break if necessary, and the views at the top of the Peaks of Otter area are amazing! There is a spur to the top of Buzzards Roost for more mileage. This is an out-and-back run.

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Land Manager: NPS - Blue Ridge

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Apr 28, 2019
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  5.0 from 6 votes

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20110919 17 Sharp Top Trail, Peaks of Otter, Virginia
Dec 2, 2019 near Buchanan, VA
20110919 19 Sharp Top Trail, Peaks of Otter, Virginia
Dec 2, 2019 near Buchanan, VA
20110919 25 Salamander on Sharp Top Trail, Peaks of Otter, Virginia
Dec 2, 2019 near Buchanan, VA
Overlook at the top!
Apr 28, 2018 near Buchanan, VA

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