Sharp Top Trail

Blue Ridge National Parkway, Virginia

Elevation Gain1,332ft
Trailhead Elevation2,556ft
Elevation Min/Max2556/3815ft
Elevation Start/End2556/2556ft

Sharp Top Trail

Sharp Top Trail is a hiking trail in Bedford County, Virginia. It is within Jefferson National Forest, Blue Ridge National Parkway, and Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 2,556 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,332 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. The trail ends near Sharp Top Mountain (elevation 3,829 feet). There is also a viewpoint near the end of the trail.

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

AMC's Best Day Hikes in The Shenandoah Valley (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Jennifer Adach and Michael R. Martin
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"This popular out-and-back offers spectacular 360-degree views of the surrounding Blue Ridge and Virginia piedmont." Read more

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Another great place to watch the sunrise!

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Trail Information

Blue Ridge National Parkway
Nearby City
Jefferson National Forest
Skill Level
National Park Service, Peaks of Otter Recreation Area (; 828-271-4779).
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated: Lexington/Blue Ridge Mountains, George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, Map 789 (National Geographic)
Local Maps

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Dec 2018