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The Best Hiking in Wardensville

Looking for the best hiking in Wardensville? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Wardensville. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Wardensville

  • Hardy County, West Virginia

    Pond Run and White Rocks Loop Trail

    10.69 mi / 1932 ft gain
    Pond Run and White Rocks Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Wardensville, West Virginia.
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  • Hardy County, West Virginia

    Tuscarora, Wilson Cove, and Halfmoon Lookout Loop

    17.91 mi / 3304 ft gain
    Tuscarora, Wilson Cove, and Halfmoon Lookout Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Wardensville, West Virginia.
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  • Wardensville, West Virginia

    Backpack White Rocks, George Washington NF

    4.5
    9.8 mi
    The trail begins near the upper parking area next to a closed gate. If you park in the lower parking area, you'll have to walk about .3 miles up the road to get to this gate.Start out on the forest service (FS) orange blazed trail, following it for about a quarter mile. From there head onto Old M...
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  • Wardensville, West Virginia

    Crack Whip Furnace Trail

    14.6 mi / 2556 ft gain
    Crack Whip Furnace Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Wardensville, West Virginia.
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  • Maurertown, Virginia

    Big Schloss Loop

    11.92 mi / 1982 ft gain
    Big Schloss Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Star Tannery, Virginia.
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  • Maurertown, West Virginia

    Big Schloss Cutoff Trail

    3.4 mi / 1138 ft gain
    Big Schloss Cutoff Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Star Tannery, Virginia.
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  • Wardensville, West Virginia

    Hike Big Schloss

    5.0
    4.2 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Big Schloss (the German word for “palace”) is a popular hike in the George Washington National Forest.  The trailhead is conveniently located at the Wolf Gap Campground.  To begin, follow the path behind the restrooms at the parking lot.  Cross the paved road where you will find a trail map with ...
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  • Wardensville, West Virginia

    Hike to Tibbet Knob

    5.0
    3.1 mi / 830 ft gain
    Park for free at Wolf Gap Campground and cross the road where you will pass some picnic tables and campsites.  Follow the signs to the the yellow blazed Tibbet Knob trail.  In half a mile, there is a little path to a summit on your left where you can catch a glimpse of Mill Mountain and Big Schlo...
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  • Wardensville, West Virginia

    Camp at Wolf Gap

    5.0
    Wolf Gap is a FREE year round campground located just outside of Woodstock, VA. It is a great base camp for several scenic hikes like the Tibbet Knob trail (trailhead is just across the road) and the popular Big Schloss trail (trailhead begins at campsite number 9) -- super convenient if you hav...
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  • Wardensville, West Virginia

    Tibbett Knob

    5.0
    3.25 mi / 751 ft gain
    This hike is short, but steep and very rocky.  Park your car at the Wolf Gap Recreation Area (no fee). For a longer hike, head around the campground loop and find the trailhead for the Mill Mountain road, and hike up to Big Schloss (this will add 4 miles total to your day).  **Note: There is no...
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  • Wardensville, West Virginia

    Big Schloss via Wolf Gap Trail

    4.27 mi / 997 ft gain
    Big Schloss via Wolf Gap Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Lost City, West Virginia.
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  • Wardensville, West Virginia

    Mill Mountain Trail

    11.81 mi / 1690 ft gain
    Mill Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail that is moderately difficult located near Wardensville, West Virginia.
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  • Wardensville, West Virginia

    Tibbet Knob Trail from Wolf Gap Campground

    3.17 mi / 702 ft gain
    Tibbet Knob Trail from Wolf Gap Campground is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Lost City, West Virginia.
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  • Maurertown, Virginia

    Little Schloss Trail

    3.29 mi / 1211 ft gain
    Little Schloss Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Woodstock, Virginia.
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  • Wardensville, West Virginia

    Tibbet Knob Trail from Judge Rye Road

    1.82 mi / 407 ft gain
    Tibbet Knob Trail from Judge Rye Road is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Edinburg, Virginia.
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  • Orkney Springs, Virginia

    Hike Laurel Run

    6.6 mi / 2100 ft gain
    There are two parking spots for this trail. Park at the lower lot if the gate is closed, if the gate is open, continue up the road for another mile until you reach another closed gate. Park here. If the gate is closed you will need to hike a mile up the road to get to the trail head.From the seco...
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