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black Tibbet Knob Trail #578

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Trail

2.3 mile 3.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 747' 228 m
Descent: -454' -138 m
High: 2,897' 883 m
Low: 2,240' 683 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Barry Croker

Challenging climb and hike-a-bike to panoramic views of Wolf Gap area.

Barry Croker

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While not quite as spectacular as Big Schloss, Tibbet Knob rewards those who reach its summit with a spectacular, 270-degree panoramic view of Wolf Gap and Wardensville, WV. The first two-thrids of the climb are much less rocky than other trails in the surrounding area, however the trail makes up for it with steep pitches to reach the summit.

Starting at the Wolf Gap campground, head south gradually uphill following yellow blazes through a primitive campground. The trail will steeply increase upwards until it reaches the first ridge, about 0.5 miles in. Roll along the ridge and enjoy views of the Massanutten Mountain to the east.

The trail will descend the next 0.5 miles into West Virginia, then upwards along narrow, steep singletrack. Stay left at the switchback as the trail increases in steepness but is relatively non-technical. Just when you think it couldn't get any steeper, it does.

After this first pitch, pick your way through the rocks uphill again to the second pitch (this one slightly longer and chunkier). If you've made it this far, your reward is near. One more short push and you'll reach the semi-treed summit and enjoy a spectacular panorama. The trail continues south through an awesome summit campsite, then descends more gradually before ending at a small trailhead/parking lot on Judge Rye Road.

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Feb 18, 2019
Zach Pennington
Oct 14, 2018
James Moon
Apr 14, 2018
CM Sershon
If you're a novice hiker be aware there are two pitches of rock scrambling towards the summit. Super fun though if you are up for the challenge.
Mar 9, 2018
Bennett Pang
Out to the overlook and back. 3.2mi
Dec 2, 2017
John Bjorklund
steep uphill. great views and camping spots. no water. some rock scrambling

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  3.8 from 4 votes

#4

in Wolf Gap

#14733

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in Wolf Gap

#146

in Virginia

#14,733

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