Big Scholss

Elevation Gain976ft
Trailhead Elevation2,239ft
Elevation Min/Max2239/2904ft
Elevation Start/End2239/2239ft

Big Scholss

Big Scholss is a hiking and biking trail in Virginia and West Virginia. It is within George Washington National Forest - Lee district. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 2,239 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is three miles with a total elevation gain of 976 feet. The trail ends near Tibbet Knob (elevation 2,927 feet). This trail connects with the following: Tibbett Knob Trail.
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Stafford, VA
Explorer | 50 pts
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Beautiful hike and views. Terrain is rocky but well worth the views at the top. Hiked it on a Friday afternoon and saw only a handful of people on the trail. One team was setting up camp at the top.

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AMC's Best Day Hikes in The Shenandoah Valley (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Jennifer Adach and Michael R. Martin
"On the border between Virginia and West Virginia, climb to a spectacular view of Trout Run Valley from the dramatic cliffs of Big Schloss. From the parking lot, walk through the Wolf Gap Recreation Area and locate the orange blazes of Mill Mountain Trail on the north side of the campground. (If you crossed VA 675 instead, you’d find the trail to Tibbet Knob [Trip 36].) The trail here is broad and well worn and proceeds north along Great North Mountain, essentially following the border between Virginia and West Virginia. Over the next 0.8 mile, the trail gains about 650 feet, switching back periodically as it climbs the westward face of the mountain."

Trail Information

George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, Lee Ranger District (; 540-984-4101)
Local Contacts
Map F: Great North Mountain—North Half of George Washington National Forest, Lee Ranger District—Virginia and West Virginia (PATC)
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