Gym workouts can be tedious and tiresome, especially when you feel like you’re in a rut. Fortunately, living in a place as mountainous as Virginia means you can enjoy all kinds of intense workouts without even realizing you’re working. That’s especially true of Sharp Top Trail, one of the most challenging but rewarding trails in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. This 2.6-mile trek is a great way to get your steps in while also renewing your appreciation for Virginia’s breathtaking landscape. Here’s more on why you’ll want to skip the gym and head to Sharp Top Trail instead.

Have you hiked Sharp Top Trail recently? Did you find it challenging? We’d love to hear all about your experiences in the comments below! For more great hikes, check out these 11 easy trails to add to your outdoor bucket list in Virginia.

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