2-hours hiking time
860-foot elevation gain
From the north end of the Hawksbill Gap parking area at mile
45.5, take the short connector trail to the Appalachian Trail (A.T.).
At the trail post, turn left onto the A.T. south. Continue on the A.T.
south to the trail post indicating the Salamander Trail. Go left onto
the blue-blazed Salamander Trail and follow it to the summit. Be
sure to take the short trail past the shelter to the viewing platform.
To return to the parking area be sure to take the blue-blazed
Lower (NOT the Upper) Hawksbill Trail