Mill Knob Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews

Mill Knob Trail is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Christiansburg, VA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.

3.7 miles 926 feet Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

muddy

no dogs

This is an easy 0.5 miles walk/hike around the preserve. Not too much uphill walking involved, dogs are allowed on this trail with a leash. The trail breaks off to a 2.3 miles round trip hike up to Mill Knob (2,077 ft), which is a relatively uphill hike to the top. There are no views on Mill Knob.

hiking
2 months ago

Great to walk with a friend. No overlook, but a cute little waterfall that we dunked into to!

2 months ago

Nice hike, somewhat steep, no view with leaves on trees, interesting falls, caves and kiln in addition to quiet forest

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

great short hike nice fall's and small caves

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail for a day hike. We enjoyed it. There wasn't much of a view when you got to the top but it was a very quiet and nice hike. The waterfall at the beginning was cool.

5 months ago

It was very nice but you are absolutely not supposed to bring your pets. Dogs are not allowed in nature conservatories and there is a large sign telling you so as soon as you arrive.

hiking
5 months ago

This was a good hike. Nice for a day out of the house. The falls are at the beginning of the hike on Bradley Trail which loops into the Chamberlain Trail. Chamberlain is mostly a walk through the woods but great for some exercise. The falls are not as beautiful as the Cascades but still nice to look at and should be appreciated for what they are. The Cascades are way too nice for comparison anyway.

hiking
6 months ago

walking
6 months ago

Unless you really enjoy walking, I don't see why you should do this one. The falls are mini and can't dive. So basically you just walk! Extremely disappointed specially after doing cascades, which is wonderful!

hiking
6 months ago

This is a really nice trail but it is definitely not easy. There are 2 trails - the longer one called the Chamberlin trial is about 4 miles round trip and at points it's darn near straight up the side of the mountain. The shorter one is closer to the falls/stream and the beginning is pretty steep as well. It was a great way to spend a few hours and it's very well maintained. However, despite the notes on here that it is dog friendly, dogs are not supposed to be in the preserve/on the trail.

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

Have to all of it but loved small walk to falls and loop around to old iron ore furnace.

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Great enjoyed seeing wild flowers and the waterfall.

9 months ago

1 year ago

Great short family hike, bring your camera. Beautiful area.

hiking
1 year ago

There are a couple trails here. We took a short loop around the falls, and then a longer hike around the peak of the mountain. I would consider the trails to be moderate as is is very steep in places but the trails are well maintained. Very beautiful areas especially the falls. I read that it is possible to see some wild orchids in the spring, but we went to late in the year to see any of them.

hiking
2 years ago

The waterfalls at the beginning were the only site worth seeing. There was no view at the top of the hill but might be during the fall. We ended up getting stuck for over an hour due to a train blocking the exit. All in all, not worth it!

2 years ago

Great little trail. Took a few hours if you go slow and enjoy the scenery. The views would be much better in the winter, but overall a great little hike if you are looking to kill a few hours and get away from things a bit.

hiking
2 years ago

Great trail for a quick trip. The waterfall and caves at the start are the only real views and around the caves you can tell people have been there and dont follow the you bring it in you take it out rule so there is a little trash.but well maintained trail and not alot of trail traffic so all around easy, quick and peaceful get away.