Elliott Knob Trail

HARD 7 reviews

Elliott Knob Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Craigsville, Virginia that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.5 miles
1,925 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash




trail running



2 months ago

Found 18 ticks between the two of us. Be prepared and bring your eco friendly tick repellant.

11 months ago

very scenic on the first lag of this hike...bring plenty of fluids and proteins for the last stretch..that incline access road is no joke...did this in july..wont try again till fall..ill stay the night for the next trip..for that sunrise views..the tower at the end was my motivation

Monday, November 21, 2016

I have done this several times, the gravel road is tough, hands down. I packed a small donut/ floaty from Walmart and my swimming trunks in the summer, the pond in the summer made it well worth it, and the views.

Friday, October 28, 2016

The 'trail' portion of this hike is really nice; steady elevation gain, follows a pretty creek for a bit, and is very peaceful. After about a mile and a half, you get to the fire/access road that leads to the summit. This gravel path is VERY steep (about 18-20 degree incline) for quite a long distance. This portion is very tough even if you are in good shape.

The summit area is very nice though, and offers almost 360 degree views of the GW National Forest, especially if you climb the somewhat sketchy looking watchtower. If it wasn't for the views, this would be a 3 star hike at most.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

This trail get three stars only because of the awful climb at the end on the gravel road. That thing is a beast! But the views at the top are completely worth it. There are also great camping spots that I hope to take advantage of another time.

9 months ago

Tuesday, June 27, 2017