Bird Knob Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews

Bird Knob Trail is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near New Market, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,601 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Emerald Pond is a beautiful spring fed swimming hole nestled in a small hollow off the Bird Knob Trail. The water has exceptional clarity, and in the summer months is surprisingly warm for a mountain pond. 1.5 miles in you get a beautiful view of Harrisonburg Valley. Campsites are also available near the pond.

27 days ago

didn't complete the trail today, it's a hot sunny day and came across a rattlesnake right before the boulder yard and decided that the risk wasn't worth it. I'll come back in the fall. everyone else just be aware

2 months ago

poorly marked, ended up on a mt bike path, extra 4 miles. once I got back to it the access road is half the trail. saw what I think was a young black bear.

6 months ago

Fun hike, don’t have to go too far to get the views from the top. The overlooks are definitely nice.

8 months ago

Great hike. It's not to hard, my 6 year old did it juat fine. the views at the over look are beautiful.

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