Hiking Big Schloss via Wardensville, WV

Hiking along the West Virginia / Virginia border -where to stay and what to do.

Welcome to Wardensville, WV -a quick weekend getaway from Morgantown.

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My husband and I planned a late fall hike on the border of WV and VA. It’s getting warm enough to begin planning hiking trips for this spring and summer!

In a town of a few hundred people we were pleasantly surprised to find the elegant atmosphere of a thriving brewery and restaurant – Lost River Brewing. What we’ve discovered since then is a group in the northeastern U.S. that call themselves the Views and Brews Club. Members pair a hike with a local brewery and call it a day. Well, that’s what my husband and I have been doing for years. We were excited to find out that this hike has not been added to their list yet.


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 Places to Stay: See’s Motel for the night before the hike. The next night, in Winchester, VA stay at the George Washington Wyndham hotel for a treat.

Places to Eat: Star Mercantile in Wardensville or anywhere along the pedestrian way in Winchester.

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~ The Hike ~

In the south central edge of West Virginia’s eastern panhandle where Virginia meets it’s border, the Wolf Gap Recreation area offers a point from which to begin hiking the Great North Mountain Trails. One hike comprised of out-and-back hikes comprised our 7.6 mile day. A climb to the Big Schloss view (meaning ‘castle’ in German) is to the north, while the Tibbet knob trail southward leads you along the same ridge line to a view 1.6 miles away.  -P & K

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