Big Schloss from Wolf Gap
ElevationAscent: 1,019' 311 m
Descent: -1,027' -313 m
High: 2,934' 894 m
Low: 2,239' 683 m
GradeAvg 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!”— Larysa Murray
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.
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!