Big Schloss - George Washington National Forest - Member Hike

Hike Name: Big Schloss - George Washington National Forest
Country: United States
State: West Virginia
Nearby Town: Woodstock, Va
Rating: 4 stars
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 Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: No
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 Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Springs
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: George Washington National Forest
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Fall
Users: Hikers
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.



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