Tibbet Knob Trail #578
ElevationAscent: 747' 228 m
Descent: -454' -138 m
High: 2,897' 883 m
Low: 2,240' 683 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)
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“Challenging climb and hike-a-bike to panoramic views of Wolf Gap area.”— Barry Croker
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.
Land Manager: USFS - George Washington & Jefferson National Forests
May 21, 2019: Proposed fee increases at Forest sites on the Lee RD