High Knob Tower Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews

High Knob Tower Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Brandywine, West Virginia that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
685 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

hiking
13 days ago

Fantastic hike, and great views at the peak. Though, as many others have said: that last quarter/half mile is not easy in the least. Very high grade with a small amount of places to stop to catch one's breath.

Other than that, it's a fantastic trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail, awesome views. The last half mile kicked my buff though. It got pretty steep the closer we got to the tower.

hiking
3 months ago

Positives: In shade, well marked, great views.

Negatives: Road sounds, trail can be slippery.

5 months ago

Quick day hike. About 1.5 miles in and 1.5 miles back. On the easier side of moderate; most of the hike is fairly mild. Wonderful summer hike, as almost all of it is in the shade. Great views of Skidmore Lake/Switzer Dam and George Washington National Forest from an old wooden fire tower. The hike itself doesn't have any views on the way up, but the trail is well maintained and is manageable to hike in less than an hour.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail

hiking
6 months ago

Great Hike

9 months ago

Great hike to high knob tower, very crowded that day!

hiking
9 months ago

It's only 1.25 mile. I overdrew the line on the map. Actual map is on GW National Forest website. Mostly easy path through woods, great views, some steep sections. View from historic Tower is amazing. Good public parking lot just into West Virginia. Map at trailhead. Good markings and direction signs.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sunday, March 29, 2015