Hawksbill Gap Trail - Shenandoah National Park

Syria, VA
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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.



1 Completed 1 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.



15 Completed 8 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.


162 Completed 177 Reviews

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 Wilson


7 Completed 6 Reviews

An absolute must do!



46 Completed 51 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.