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Big Schloss

A Level Hike - Great North Mountain

***We will meetup at Centreville Park and Ride to form carpools and then drive to the trail-head.  Please arrive a few minuets before 8AM***

A twelve mile circuit hike to one of the most picturesque overlooks and one of the most unusual rock formations in the area.  We will climb up the Stony Creek trail until we reach to top of the ridge.  We will proceed along the Tuscarora, Mill Mountain, and Big Schloss Cutoff Trail to the overlook.  Elevation gain of 2,256ft.

 

Hike Leader: Gene Vivalda[masked] (H)

Carpool Fee: $12

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Hike rating is based on both the linear distance and elevation change with 400 feet of climbing considered equivalent to 1 mile linear distance. The ratings are:
A=Difficult (greater than 13 miles)
B=Moderately Difficult (10-13 miles)
C=Moderate (7-10 miles)
D=Easy (less than 7 miles)



 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    rode to centerville from baltimore, just too late. over slept because my alarm did not go off. very disappointed.i wanted this hike.

    October 20, 2013

  • Ana

    I apologize I can't make it!

    October 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kelly

    There is now space on my hike if you want to join us...Gene

    October 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm doing this hike with my friend . I bailed on your trip because it was full and couldn't add another person on. We will be starting about 1 hour earlier. Maybe we will run into this group.

    October 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can someone who has commuted from Centreville to DC/Arlington area around 5 pm on Saturday tell me if there's generally a lot of traffic going that direction? I have an event to attend in the city shortly after so I'm unsure as to whether I would make it.

    October 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      probably better off not risking it...sorry but I have to bail

      October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, have to drop, hope someone else can take my slot. Thanks.

    October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    HIKERS.....Welcome to the Big Schloss hike.... as a reminder, this is a 12 -13 mile hike with over 2000 feet of elevation gain. We will start on the Little Stoney Creek trail, which is 3.5 miles long and is, for the most part, uphill. I will encourage all hikers to set a comfortable pace on this section of the hike. We will regroup at the Sugar Knob Cabin. The next part of the hike is mostly a ridge walk along the Mill Mt. Trail until we arrive at the Big Schloss Summit trail.... a steep, short, quarter of a mile climb. We will have lunch at the summit....where I think you will enjoy a commanding, 360 degree view of the Virginia's. From there we will back track to the Big Schloss cutoff trail, where we will descend, sharply, for 1.7 miles to FR 92. We should be back at the Centreville Park and Ride by 5 PM.....Gene

    October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I show up at the Centreville Park and Ride a few minutes before 8, I should be able to carpool with someone to the trailhead, correct? Or do I need to arrange the carpool ahead of time? Secondly, what time should I expect to get back to Centreville?

    October 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Kelly.. please see the directions below that I gave to Andrea.. gene

      October 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks gene

      October 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I will have to meet you at the trail head. Can I please directions. Andrea I am driving through Front Royal, do you want to meet?

    October 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make it; someone can have my spot.

    October 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Andrea

    Sorry but the info I gave you was incorrect
    We will not stop at the Mcdonald's for a break;
    but we can meet you at the trailhead around 0930
    Directions
    66W
    81S to exit[masked]W
    675W
    right turn on FR 92 to trailhead on the right

    Sorry for the confusion

    gene

    September 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok that sounds good! I'll see you there.

      September 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would it be possible for me to meet you at the trailhead or somewhere closer? I live out in Front Royal and don't want to drive an hour in towards DC if I don't have to.

    September 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, you can meet us at the trailhead or at the McDonald's on Rt 522/340 near exit 6, I81. We should be at Mcdonalds around 0900

      September 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok great, thanks! I'll meet you at the McDonald's at 9 am.

      September 25, 2013

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