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Sharp Top Trail

One and one-half miles to the summit, this is the most popular trail at the Peaks. It originates from the Camp Store across the Parkway from the Visitors Center. It is a steep and strenuous route and should only be attempted by those in good health. Drinking water should be carried. The summit offers impressive 360-degree views of the Peaks of Otter, the Piedmont to the east, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley with the Allegheny Mountain to the west. There is a spur to Buzzard̢۪s Roost, a series of large rock formations; bus service is operated one-way and round trip seasonally. Hiking along the bus road is prohibited. Allow two hours up and one hour down plus an additional hour for the spur to Buzzard̢۪s Roost.

Sharp Top Trail
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