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Address: Wolf Gap Rd, George Washington National Forest, Woodstock, VA
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Beautiful views!

Hiking is one of my favorite things to do. And exploring new trails is even better. Big Schloss didn't disappoint. The weather had other plans though. We started up the trail at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
llleader73
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hiking is one of my favorite things to do. And exploring new trails is even better. Big Schloss didn't disappoint. The weather had other plans though. We started up the trail at campsite #9 and it was warm. Once we got to the ridge line, a major gust of wind blew in followed by rain. We were fortunately relatively prepared... More 

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new york, ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

My daughter and I hiked Big Schloss early on a Sunday morning. We were worried about the heat so got a pretty early start. There was only one other car in the lot when we arrived. I was a bit worried about the difficulty of the trail because I'd read that it was steep and rocky. I was celebrating my... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The 4 mile round trip hike to me seemed difficult at times. The view though is completely worth it!!

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Thank Wes M
Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Hardest part is the first 2/3rd mile - pretty rapid increase in altitude. Once up on the ridge the hike is easier. For nearly all sections your hiking on rock so it's important to wear appropriate hiking boots. The views on the ridge-line are worth the hike by itself. The finale of Big Schloss is spectacular. If your seeking fewer... More 

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Thank dctrentster
Rocky Mount, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Moderate to easy hike. First 3/4 mile of this 2 miles hike is tough. Climbing about 33 degrees incline. Once it levels out, next 1.3 miles has a couple small climbs, but mostly flat/easy inclines. At the end, views are indescribable. Absolutely stunning and well worth the effort.

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1 Thank Nolen2016
Woodstock, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

The hike is challenging in some areas and easy in others. Plenty of laces for a rest, bring a lunch and something to drink, the views are beautiful.

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Thank Lisa S
Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

We were a little worried when we saw this hike described as "strenuous" since my husband and I are both a bit out of shape. But we decided to give it a shot, and boy are we glad we did!!!! If you're worried that this is too much of a hike for your condition, just take it slow and make... More 

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Woodstock, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Definitely a workout, but so worth it. The view is absolutely incredible. Don't miss this hike if you're in the area for a visit.

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Thank Stephanie Z
Reston, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

This is a very rewarding hike with little effort and very very minimal risk or difficulty. The 1st .7 miles are all up hill medium to strenuous. Then about two miles on almost completely flat terrain with multiple overlooks into the valley. This year fall colors just ok during Columbus Day weekend. The .25 mile hike up "big Schloss" is... More 

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Thank Clark G
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

(This review will focus more on Wolf Gap camp ground). Since 2008 I have camped at Wolf Gap three times, including this past June. I have done the Big Schloss hike before, and I think other reviewers can cover that. There is also another trail across the road from Wolf Gap and the Big Schloss trail continues to the Mill... More 

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