Hawksbill Gap Trail - Shenandoah National Park

#7 of 140 trails in Shenandoah National Park

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Hawksbill Gap Trail - Shenandoah National Park is a 2.8 mile loop trail located near Syria, Virginia that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Brian Hallen (1209)

21 Completed12 Reviews

Great hike

David Baker (325)

12 Completed7 Reviews

This is a nice hike. We hiked the loop which offered a nice variety of scenes. The views of Page Valley are very good.

Robert Aberegg (947)

61 Completed19 Reviews

I parked in the Northernmost parking area (small lot) and enjoyed the continuous ascent to the top. It was nice to have the trail to myself. The views from the top were great. I rather love the rugged, rocky mountaintops.

Mitch Forsburg (70)

1 Completed1 Reviews

good easy trail, did it in 2 hours. A few spots where you could camp at. nice overlook towards the end/start depending which way you go.

Jennifer Gorman (360)

17 Completed9 Reviews

Nice hike with only a few tough spots. The view is spectacular, overall a great time.

Alicia Hamar (76)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Definitely worth it. The hike isn't bad at all and the view is great. I've done this trail several times, and I recall Peregrine Falcons were sometimes visible from the top.

Michelle Everson (499)

20 Completed9 Reviews

Great hike! The trail walks along the ridge line with great views! One side was mountain views, the other side was rock scrambles! It was a very easy hike. There are three ways to access the summit! Make sure you go to the right of the trail map because if you don't it is straight up and strenuous! The top was spectacular!

I.m. P. (8988)

Arrived at the Hawksbill parking lot around 8:45AM on a cold December morning. Temp was about 32. Only one other car was in the lot. Did the entire loop. Per the map at the lot, I took the A trail up then looped back down via the B trail. Had the trail all to myself....except for a few deer feeding close to the top. Nice views of the valley at Birds Nest #2 and the observation point area.

Kelly W. (227)

An absolute must do!

Tyler Harding (11319)

55 Completed61 Reviews

This is a fun short hike to a nice viewing area. Recommend going up on the shortest trail to the top and then coming down the long way to complete the loop. Late September gives the best fall colors.