Tibbet Knob Trail #578
ElevationAscent: 747' 228 m
Descent: -454' -138 m
High: 2,897' 883 m
Low: 2,240' 683 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)
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“Challenging climb and hike-a-bike to panoramic views of Wolf Gap area.”— Barry Croker
Starting at the Wolf Gap campground, head south gradually uphill following yellow blazes through a primitive campground. The trail will steeply increase upwards until it reaches the first ridge, about 0.5 miles in. Roll along the ridge and enjoy views of the Massanutten Mountain to the east.
The trail will descend the next 0.5 miles into West Virginia, then upwards along narrow, steep singletrack. Stay left at the switchback as the trail increases in steepness but is relatively non-technical. Just when you think it couldn't get any steeper, the climb will level out slightly at a mandatory hand-over-hand hike-a-bike climb.
If you don't want to climb with your bike, find a place in the bushes to park and proceed on foot. Otherwise, sling your bike on your back and proceed with caution!
If you're brave enough to climb the first pitch, pick your way through the rocks uphill again to the second hike-a-bike pitch (this one slightly longer and chunkier). If you've made it this far, your reward is near. One more short push and you'll reach the semi-treed summit and enjoy a spectacular panorama.
The trail continues south through an awesome summit campsite, then descends more gradually before ending at a small trailhead/parking lot on Judge Rye Road.
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Local Club: Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC)
Land Manager: USFS - George Washington & Jefferson National Forests
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