|Hike Name:||Big Schloss - George Washington National Forest|
|Nearby Town:||Woodstock, Va|
|Directions:||Go to Woodstock, VA: on I-81S, take exit 283 for VA-42 toward Woodstock.
Then, in 5.2 miles, take a right onto Union Church Rd/VA-623
Take a right onto Wolf Gap Rd., and enter GWNF. Take a right, eventually, into the parking lot for the Wolf Gap Campground.
|Total Hike Distance:||4.40 miles|
|Hike Type:||In & Out, Backtrack Hike|
|Hike Starts/Ends:||at the parking lot for the Wolf Gap Campground|
|Trails Used:||Mill Mountain trail - orange blazed
Big Schloss Trail - white-blazed
|Backcountry Water Sources:||Springs|
|Management:||U.S. Forest Service|
|Contact Information:||George Washington National Forest|
|Best Season:||Winter, Spring, Fall|
|Road Conditions:||Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads|
|Hike Summary:||at the Wolf Gap Campground, walk on the dirt road until you see the sign for the Mill Mountain Trail toward Big Schloss. Take this orange-blazed trail up a series of relatively steep switchbacks until you reach the ridge, where the trail evens out. You should reach the white-blazed spur trail for Big Schloss about 2 miles from the trail-head, at which point, you leave the Mill Mountain Trail to endure the climb up to Big Schloss, a series of rock formations with wide views of the countryside. You retrace your steps to return to the trailhead.|