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Big Schloss from Wolf Gap

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Length


4.6 Miles 7.4 Kilometers


1,019' 311 m

Ascent

-1,027' -313 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

2,934' 894 m

High

2,239' 683 m

Low

Shared By Larysa Murray

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

Larysa Murray

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly The hike is 4.2 miles out and back with an elevation gain of about 1,000 ft. There is a small campground surrounding the parking lot for this trailhead.

Overview

This is a great hike 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.

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 hike 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 hike. If you can get through that, the views are worth it!

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Oct 6, 2018
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Jun 16, 2018
Jay Smith
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Eddy Roth
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Jan 21, 2018
Daniel Roberts
Nov 3, 2017
Kelli Tolocka
4.6mi
Nov 3, 2017
Jennifer Nicole
Loved it but come earlier in fall next time! 5mi

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  4.8 from 6 votes

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