Sharp Top Mountain via Sharp Top Trail

4 reviews #6 hike out of 231 in
2.8 mi
Distance
1 hrs 9 min
Time
terrain
1,199 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a easy out and back trail to Sharp Top Mountain in Blue Ridge Parkway.

This trail goes by Buzzards Roost.


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    1 year, 3 months ago
    This is a great hike. Very steep in some places, but stairs help. Great views on top and most of the trail is in shade.
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    2 years ago
    We took the shuttle to the top so we mostly only had to hike down. It was beautiful but the rock steps can be difficult to maneuver around. Not recommended for anyone with knee issues.
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    2 years, 2 months ago
    I do this hike a lot with friends. It’s easy and fun!
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    1 year, 10 months ago
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Brian Whited 12 years ago
Peaks of Otter - Sharp Top
Sharp Top is a popular hiking destination off the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Peaks of Otter recreation area.  The summit of Sharp Top is impressive.  It is clear of trees giving hikers a rewarding 360 view of the surrounding Blue Ridge.  The peak was once thought to be loftiest peak in Virginia.  A stone from the mountain inscribed with this fact was even used to build the Washington Monument.  Unfortunantly, the science of the time was incorrect, Mt. Rogers earns this distinction.  To make it slightly worse, nearby Flat Top is even higher that Sharp Top.  Nevertheless, the short, but steep hike is worth it.  Expect crowds.  My wife, child, and I enjoyed the hike thoroughly.  
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etta172 1 year, 3 months ago
Sharp Top
Very steep in parts, with rock stairs to assist. Great views from the top. Most of the trail is in shade.
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