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Sat, Mar 04


Big Devils Stairs

Hike: Big Devil's Stairs, Bluff and Mount Marshall Trails, SNP, VA

The best times to see the views at Big Devil's Stairs are the seasons when the trees are bare of foliage.

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Time & Location

Mar 04, 2023, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST

Big Devils Stairs, Big Devils Stairs, Virginia 22747, USA

About the Event

$36 plus fee or park pass. Long hike: 13 mi., 2000 ft. ascent. Moderate hike: 9½ mi., 1,700 ft. ascent.

Moderate hikers start at Jenkins Gap, walk for 300 feet south on Skyline Drive and turn left down the Mount Marshall Fire Road (which becomes  Mount Marshall Trail), turn right (south) on the Bluff Trail (with frequent views to the west) and left on the Big Devil’s Stairs.  Hikers descend the Stairs (frequent views east) to the first overlook, then climb back up and turn left onto the Bluff Trail to Gravel Springs Gap.  They then follow Skyline Drive for 1/3 mile to the Range View Overlook.  Long hikers follow the moderate path but arrive at Jenkins Gap by first hiking 3.5 miles north on the AT from the North Marshall parking area.

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