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  View from the summit of Little Calf Mountain
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Visitors on the far southern portion of Skyline Drive who wish to stretch their legs can do so on the Little Calf Mountain Trail. The trail begins at Beagle Gap, where after passing through a gate you'll follow the Appalachian Trail north through a pasture, with a few views of the lower peaks in the southern section. After crossing the pasture, the trail enters the forest, gradually climbing 400 feet until a trail junction at the top of the hill. Take the trail to the left (which branches off the AT) and follow it for 3 minutes, and you'll arrive at the top of Little Calf Mountain. The 2,910-foot summit is a pasture, with limited views towards the south and southeast. You can follow another path back to the AT to return to Skyline Drive. The roundtrip is around 2 miles and should take no more than 1 hour; it's a pleasant leg-stretcher, but not one of the more spectacular trails of the park.

Directions: Starts at Beagle Gap, a small parking area near a grassy area on the east side of Skyline Drive at Mile 99.5.
Website: http://www.guidetosnp.com/web/LogoftheDrive/logs6.aspx#hs-31

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  • Written Sep 6, 2011
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