Molly's Knob Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews

Molly's Knob Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Marion, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1010 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

old growth

rocky

hiking
26 days ago

Amazing trail! Moderate traffic and for experienced hikers. If you are in this beautiful part of the Appalachian Mountains definitely worth checking out. I have a 6 year old dog in good shape and I have taken her a couple of times..she does great but it is a steep hike and we take it slow.

1 month ago

Moderately strenuous climb to the vista, but well worth the effort. Numerous benches along the trail to catch your breath. Great long range views.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful views. Pretty steep at times. If you go in the summer, take plenty of water and pace yourself. Picturesque in the fall. Lots of wildlife: box turtle, fence lizard, black snake, squirrels and deer.

hiking
2 months ago

Molly's knob is a great hike @ Hungry Mother. The incline is pretty steep sometimes, but the trail is extremely well maintained. There are benches on the trail every so often, with two at the top as well. Incredible views at the peak! Well worth the hike!

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2 months ago

Loved this trail!!! Absolutely stunning views from Molly's Knob. Seven members of our family had a great time hiking it today. We range in age from 70 to 7 and we all made it with lots of laughter and fun.

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2 months ago

3 months ago

Views are worth the hike. I would rate this strenuous just because it's uphill almost all the way to the top then you have to be really careful coming back down because it's steep.

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3 months ago

Great hike on well mainrained trails. The last 0.4 miles to the summit is a little strenuous but the view is worth the climb.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Awesome hike with a great view at the top! 4 miles round trip from the parking lot.

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5 months ago

The trail going up to mollys knob is demanding in some areas but is absolutely worth it once you reach the top!!! Breath taking view!!!

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Amazing place. I just did the Breaks so maybe that was too much awesome beauty at one time. If you think that you need to be in the North Cascades for incredible beauty, maybe Virginia deserves a second look.

hiking
Sunday, October 23, 2016

This is a beautiful park and like all Virginia State Parks the staff are wonderfull.