Kelly Knob via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews

Kelly Knob via Appalachian Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Captain, 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 March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.8 miles
915 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips



wild flowers


5 days ago

The hardest part of the hike is the first mile in a half. Very Rigid and steep. After that it's very moderate and straight forward. The knobs view is slightly obstructed from the overgrown vegetation. Primitive Camping sites we're Ideally located and clean, Beautiful Moutain laurel flowers everywhere and friendly chipmunks scattering about.

2 months ago

Nice walk, wildflowers are not out yet.

5 months ago

Pretty tough hike with a full overnight pack. Beautiful scenery with everything from open fields to thick woods. Loved it!

6 months ago

When I passed through here on Thanksgiving morning during a 335 mile AT section hike I found a big juicy half red half yellow apple someone had left at the overlook. It was delicious in leau of dried fruit trail mix for Thanksgiving dinner that night.

11 months ago

The first mile or so is straight uphill, then the top levels off. Great quick hike. Overlook faces west, don't make the same mistake I did.. and go for a sunset hike instead of a sunrise.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Tough hike uphill but totally worth it because of the beautiful view.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015