Directions to Big Schloss, Virginia
1. Drive to the Wolf Gap Recreation Area, VA (GPS: 38.92455,-78.68890), 2 hours away from Washington DC. Park here.
2. Hike north the Mill Mountain trail (orange-blazed). The first half mile has several switch backs before arriving at the ridge line. Continue hiking along the ridge for 1.5 miles until arriving at the junction of the Big Schloss trail.
3. Turn right onto the Big Schloss trail (steep) and hike for another 0.3 miles to a wooden bridge that leads to the rocky overlook. Enjoy the views!
4. Retrace your steps back to the parking lot (2 miles).
More info about this hike in hikingupward.com