Sharp Top Trail in Bedford County

With its impressive summit offering a 360-degree view of the region, Sharp Top Trail at Peaks of Otter is a bucket list hike for Central Virginia natives. Park at the Visitor Center to begin your journey.

1.5 miles


Allow two hours for hiking up and one hour for hiking down. Add an extra half-hour for the spur trail to Buzzard’s Roost, which is a series of large rock formations offering different views of the area.

What to Pack: Water—none is available at the top. Professional camera—to capture amazing photos.


Get Moving! Area Races and Fitness Events

August 4, 2018
Be BOLD Trail 5K

Bold Rock Cidery, Nellysford
9 a.m.

August 11, 2018
Lynchburg Half Marathon and 5K

Percival’s Island, Lynchburg
7:30 a.m.

August 18, 2018
Face the Forest 5K

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
8 a.m.

August 24, 2018
Glow Ride

Percival’s Island, Lynchburg
8 – 9 p.m.
Bikers of all ages are welcome to decorate their bikes and wear bright colors for this group ride.

August 31-September 2, 2018
Love. Pets. Match. Tennis Tournament

Oakwood Country Club, Lynchburg
Starts 8 a.m. 8/31, ends 5 p.m. 9/2.
Learn more at lynchburghumane.org.

September 1, 2018
Roanoke River 8K

Roanoke River Greenway
Golden Park/Bennington St. Parking Lot
8 a.m.

September 28, 2018
The Amazing Mile Children’s Run

Amazement Square, Lynchburg
6 p.m.
Register at virginiatenmiler.com.

September 29, 2018
Genworth Virginia 10 Miler & 4 Miler Run/Walk

E.C. Glass High School, Lynchburg
8 a.m.
Register at virginiatenmiler.com.

November 3, 2018
CASA Superhero Run

Percival’s Island, Lynchburg
9 a.m.

November 22, 2018
Turkey Trot for HumanKind

E.C. Glass High School, Lynchburg
8 a.m.

November 17, 2018
Star City Half Marathon and 10K

O. Winston Link Museum, Roanoke
8 a.m.


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