Strickler Knob Trail is a 5.3 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.

Distance: 5.3 miles Elevation Gain: 1,020 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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nature trips

bird watching

forest

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wild flowers

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bugs

muddy

rocky

scramble

no dogs

hiking
rocky
scramble
16 minutes ago

hiking
8 days ago

The first 1/2 mile gains about 500' in elevation so it's a decent climb. There are a couple of small muddy spots near some low spots on the trail at the beginning. After you get up onto the ridges it's much easier, but there are lot of rocks and a good amount of rock scrambling near the end. The views from the rocks on top of the peak are amazing, truly 360-degree view. Having the purple markings for the Strickler Knob trail definitely help along the way. Will do this trail again.

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blowdown
bugs
scramble
8 days ago

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bugs
muddy
rocky
scramble
30 days ago

Super fun trail that’s actually 6 miles not 5.3 as the app says. Didn’t matter, after a mile and a half on the fire road, which does get your heart rate up and past the charred trees (on the left going up), it becomes a very nice trail. We hiked 36 hours after heavy rains so there was constant water across the road. Previous reviews were very helpful at the two intersections. The purple markings to head to Stricklers Knob are a bit difficult to start on, but well marked all the way out. The rock scramble was great and definitely not for dogs. Views at the end were phenomenal.

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bugs
muddy
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

The view of the valleys is 100% worth it! Go!

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

I highly recommend this trail. The views at the top are great. start with the yellow trail and then you get to an intersection and you continue straight on an orange trail. Make sure you continue straight. at about 1.9 miles there is another intersection and this is when you need to make a right to go to the strickler knob trail. pay close attention to the pink trail markings on the rocks and the occasional red trail marks on the trees. And thank you SO much to whoever put the pink trail markers for the strickler knob trail.

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

This is by far a awesum home. Beautiful actually totally awesum views. This trail is not pet friendly.

hiking
5 months ago

The views alone here are worth the 4 Star. This starts off quite easy. A typical incline and gets the heart rate up. Went in December, and the temperature was almost 60. Decent parking, Be prepared to take a non paved road to the parking lot, but anything should do. Just be ready. There are no signs indicating this specific trail name. Start off on the Yellow. At the first break take the left side Orange trail. Then at the top. make sure to find the red blazes to the right. It is well marked but you need to pay attention. Take your time and the final third of this hike has some short rock scrambles, rocky terrain. Very worth it, some of the best views in the GW.

hiking
rocky
scramble
7 months ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
7 months ago

Good solid trail. First two segments of the trail are easy to follow and are well marked. The third segment along the ridge line is poorly marked and the markings are usually along the very rocky ground. The third segment does not have a visible sign post designating where to turn. Instead there is just a rocky cairn that is somewhat difficult to see.

hiking
rocky
scramble
7 months ago

Incredible

hiking
bugs
rocky
scramble
8 months ago

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