High Knob Tower is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Norton, Virginia that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length0.3 miElevation gain52 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingForestViews
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This short hike goes up to the top of High Knob Tower, and then loop back around the other side. The tower offers beautiful views of the Cumberland Plateau. If you're looking to extend your hike you could continue east along the Chief Benge Scout Trail.

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Justin Bowe
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HikingGreat!

Very easy walk (not really a trail) and the views at the top were amazing. I haven't seen views like this since Mount Mitchell.

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Mark Akers
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Tom K
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HikingGreat!

Fabulous views and sunset make it even more spectacular. No fee here, but if going to Recreational Area $5 per car.

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Tiff Lindsay
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Zafar Khan
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HikingGreat!

The view is great from the tower.

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Cassie Mullis
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Hiking

this not on this trail map just off but tower still there in that same area so short walking but so beautiful view top of the mountain! kids friendly for sure!

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Jess Amburgey
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Easy. Perfect for kiddos. Nice views, pack a lunch

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Desirae Huff
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We didn't do the full trail but hit points. It's very beautiful! Will absolutely go back! The view from the tower is a must see!!

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Crystal Van Meter
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All I found were Forrest roads. The description says camping but there were very few places you could even use to camp. Nothing to see but a steep wall on one side and a steep drop off on the other. We drove forever and just pulled off onto one of the few places you could actually pull over and set up for the night. Left as soon as we got a break in the rain. Very disappointing after visiting Pisgah National Forrest trails in NC.

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Michael Branham
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Wonderful place to camp, nice campsites with fire pits and good tables, maintained toilets and a bathhouse, also has a group campsite, and has a beach in the small lake,

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Christopher Green
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Pretty area, just stick to the trail. ;)

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Amanda Hales
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Beth Hollis
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Dhaval Patel
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Eric Salyer
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Keilynn Alicea
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Lenny Faverey
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Heather Hedrick
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Matthew Merrill
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Jared Ring
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Coby Addison
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Lesie Pumphrey
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