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Hightop Hut Road

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 2.3 (3)

Use this road to head up to the Hightop AT Hut with a toilet and unprotected spring.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.2

KM

Point to Point

3,214' 980 m

High

2,918' 890 m

Low

300' 91 m

Up

4' 1 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly The hut at the end of this trail makes for an exciting destination when hiking with children.

Description

To access this road, either use the white-blazed AT or the Smith Roach Gap Road, both starting from the Smith Roach Gap Parking Area. In both cases head east until the hut road heads to the left of the trail.

The trail starts off of the Smith Roach Gap Road and heads north to cross the white-blazed AT. From the AT, climb another few hundred yards to the hut, which has a pit toilet and unprotected spring at the base of a large boulder.

Thanks to Larry W. Brown, for sharing this trail description. If you’re interested in learning more details about great hikes, weather, camping / lodging, wildlife, and scenic drives, check out the comprehensive Guide to Shenandoah National Park.

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Shared By:

Larry W Brown

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Sep 15, 2021
Jesse Daniels
Feb 14, 2020
Donovan Fitzgerald
Steep road up to AT. Connected to AT for loop
Aug 21, 2019
Jesse Daniels