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Salamander Trail

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 4.5 (4)

One of several routes up to Hawksbill Summit.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

Point to Point

4,039' 1,231 m

High

3,681' 1,122 m

Low

358' 109 m

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9%

Avg Grade (5°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly This accessible route to the summit of Hawksbill is a great way for kids of all ages to enjoy getting themselves to the top of a mountain.

Description

This is the least steep route up to Hawksbill summit which can be accessed from south of the peak along the Appalachian Trail AT. The trail follows a wide, rocky path around several looping switchbacks to Hawksbill Trail/Byrds Nest #2 Road just south of the summit. Several lesser viewpoints can be found along the upper stretches of the trail.

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  4.5 from 4 votes

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#206

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Hawksbille summit view.
Oct 6, 2020 near Stanley, VA
Trail Intersection: Upper Hawksbill Trail and Salamander Trail.
Sep 23, 2016 near Stanley, VA

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Aug 3, 2022
Jesse Daniels
0.8mi
Oct 4, 2021
Mariah Natzke
Sep 27, 2019
Jesse Daniels
Apr 21, 2018
Samantha Ross
Mar 5, 2017
Chris McCloud
Did Hawksbill vicinity as part of loop on all Hawksbill trails (AT-Salamander-Upper & Lower Hawksbill).
Mar 5, 2017
Chris McCloud
Done as part of Loop on all Hawksbill trails (AT-Salamander-Upper Hawksbill-Lower Hawksbill).
Mar 2, 2017
Donovan Fitzgerald
A much nicer way down from the summit of Hawksbill. 0.8mi
Feb 18, 2017
Katherine Clements
0.8mi