Mill Knob Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews

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

3.7 miles 925 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.

3 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

We've been out here 3 times since thanksgiving. The lower trail around the water fall is great to go with kids, especially the limestone caves. The upper trail, behind the decrepit grain silo, is very steep, and hard for little legs. Take plenty of water.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

great short hike nice fall's and small caves

hiking
7 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.

7 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
7 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
8 months ago

walking
8 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
9 months ago

hiking
9 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.

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

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