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Flat Top Mountain Virginia – [2021] Unofficial Trail Guide

Written by Brian Bailey

June 5, 2021

Balancing Rocks, overlooks, Peaks of Otter, Sharp Top Trail

Flat Top Mountain Statistics

4.7

Distance in Miles

1,692

Elevation Gain in Feet

2:00+

Hike Time in Hours

1

Iconic Picture Spot

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Flat Top Mountain Virginia - [2021] Unofficial Trail Guide

 Peaks of Otter       Overlooks        Blue Ridge Parkway  

Flat Top Mountain Virginia is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway and is one of the three peaks of Peaks of Otter. As with any trail on the Blue Ridge, I always recommend checking for road closures on National Park Service's website as they happen on occasion. 


Editor's Note: We try hard to be accurate in our reporting but please always use multiple references before driving to a trailhead as trail amenities and conditions can always change.

Flat Top Mountain Virginia Location

WGZ

Flat Top Mountain Best Picture Locations

There are a bunch of great overlooks once you get to the top of Flat Top Mountain Trail, but one of my favorites was Cross Overlook about three quarters of the way up.

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What is nearby Flat Top Mountain?

Flat Top Mountain Virginia is part of the Peaks of Otter Trail system in Bedford Virginia. Other attractions near Flat Top include  Harkening Hill, Fallingwater Cascades Trail, Apple Orchard Falls and Sharp Top Trail.

Where is Abbott Lake Trail?

Abbott Lake Trail is located toward the base of Flat Top Mountain and is best accessed close to Peaks of Otter Lodge. 

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