June 4


Sharp Top Trail Va – Unofficial Trail Guide

By Brian B

June 4, 2021

Blue Ridge Parkway, overlooks, Peaks of Otter



Distance in Miles


Elevation Gain in Feet


Hike Time in Hours


Iconic Picture Spot

Sharp Top Trail Va - Yoanoke - Balancing Rocks

Sharp Top Trail, Va - Unofficial Trail Guide

Sunsets       Popular        Plenty of Parking  

Sharp Top Trail Va is one of the three famous Peaks of Otter Hikes including Harkening Hill & Flat Top Trail. Operated by the National Park Service, this hike is a beautiful 50 minute drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway from Downtown Roanoke.

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.

Location & Trail Conditions


National Park Service

Roanoke Hourly Weather


Reviews & Rankings

Best Picture Locations

Sharp Top Trail Peak will be your safe bet for a picture spot, with a close second going to Buzzard's Roost Overlook.

Sharp Top Trail Va - Yoanoke - Peak

Additional Information

Sharp Top Trail is another classic Hike Around Roanoke which I could attest to it's variety of scenery from rock formations, views & wildlife. 

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