Strickler Knob Trail

HARD 4 reviews

Strickler Knob Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Luray, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

5.4 miles
1141 feet
Out & Back



nature trips




wild flowers





no dogs

1 month ago

definitely a uphill all the way to the top nice little pond right before the intersection then the rocks scrambles to the end...differently suggest leave the dogs home (loved th view)......

4 months ago

Probably one of my favorite day-hiking trails. It has a good length and there is a lot of rock scrambles and climbing which makes it even more fun. It is somewhat challenging but at the end of the Trail, there is a gorgeous view of the Page Valley.

6 months ago

This was a fun hike with varied terrain. The area that had been cleared by a forest fire was interesting to see. There's a highland meadow you walk through, as well as more forested areas, and a lot of rock hopping. In general, it's a very rocky trail, so wear solid footwear with good ankle support; it would be very easy to twist an ankle on this terrain.

There is what I would classify as a very minor "rock scramble," and some very interesting rock formations. There are also some really nice surprise pullouts on the trail, including some excellent camp sites with great views of the Valley. Ultimately, once you climb to the top of the rocks at the end of the trail, you get excellent 360 degree views.

11 months ago

Nice hike. Gnats & ticks are pretty bad. Large sections of the trail were muddy, probably from the high water table from all the rain over the last month. However, most appear to be spring fed and may be wet year round.

Follow pink blazes to Strickler Knob and white blazes to Duncan Knob. Both locations are awesome with great rock scrambles and views. The trails are very dog friendly but definitely not the knobs. I had to tie my dog to a tree while we did the scrambles at the knobs.