Peaks of Otter Visitor Center, Virginia

4.8
#26 of 71 in Nature in Virginia
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  • I think this is a hike that a lot of people just do without researching. It is a strenuous hike...for real. It took my friend and I 2.5 hours to hike up and back with maybe 30 minutes at the top. The ...  more »
  • We missed the bus to the top of the mountain by minutes so took the walk to the Johnson Farm on the last day the attendants were there; so interesting to learn of the experiences of the time. Caught t...  more »
  • We spent the day in the Peaks of Otter area. Started with a hike to the Sharp Top summit - moderately strenuous hike for somewhat active 40-something. Amazing 360 degree view at the top. Hike took app...  more »
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  • A must see for nature enthusiasts. As one of the highest peaks in Virginia the panoramic views from the top are breathtaking! I go at least once a year.
  • Unlike some of the reviewers this is listed as just the peaks. Not the restaurant. Not the hotel. Which might I add is in the mountains to the one who complains of cell phone reception. 😧 Anyhow for a traveler/backpacker/hiking loving/out doorsy this is a must see spot. The views are a necessity especially up the trails. There are 3 to choose from with different levels of burn in the thighs. Technically 4 but I don't count the path around the lake like some do. All are pretty in there own way and I can't knock a single one. You owe it to yourself to enjoy the outdoors. To breathe in fresh air and get the exercise your body craves. Please visit this beautiful piece of nature. It's truly one of my favorite spots.
  • Did this climb from the campground with my dog. Quite steep at times, not too long. Can be done in 3 hours up and down easily. Kid and dog friendly.
  • Took the bus to went up there. Well worth it. The view is beautiful.
  • Nice quick hike, mostly up hill using stairs. There were a ton of people when we went to see the sharp top view but it was still worth the climb. If you're debating on seeing Buzzards knob, definitely do and make sure you climb onto the top of the rocks. Over all nice place, may return in a different season

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