High Knob Lakeshore Loop (Forest Trail #401A)
The High Knob Lakeshore Loop is an easy, one mile loop near High Knob Recreation Area that circles High Knob Lake. This trail along the lake is a great fishing and wildlife and nature viewing spot. It connects to the Chief Benge Scout Trail.
Trail Open To:
At a Glance
|Fees:||$5 per vehicle up to 8 passenger capacity, and $1 per person for buses and large vans carrying more than 8 passangers and walk-ins.|
|Open Season:||Open Year Round|
|Restrictions:||When recreating on Forest Service Lands, follow the Forest Rules for Visitors and Forest Supervisor’s Orders.
Motorized use, including e-bikes, is prohibited. This trail is open to hiking and biking.
All visitors should follow Tread Lightly and Leave No Trace guidelines.
|Closest Towns:||Norton, VA - Wise County|
|Water:||Drinking water seasonally available in the recreation area.|
|Restroom:||Flush Toilet at High Knob Recreation Area seasonally available|
|Operated By:||Clinch Ranger District: (276) 679-8370|
|Information Center:||For more information contact: Clinch Ranger District 1700 Park Avenue SW, Norton, VA 24273. 276-679-8370 Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 12:00 and 12:30 - 4:30 Current weather conditions for Norton, VA: www.weather.gov|
From Norton, VA: Follow SR 619 for 3.8 miles. Turn left onto FR 238 and continue for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto FR 233 and follow it for 1.0 miles to the parking area at High Knob Recreation Area.
- Trail Length: 1.00 miles
- Blazes: Yellow
- Trail Difficulty: Easy
- Connecting Trails: Chief Benge's Scout Trail (Forest Trail #401)
- Elevation: 2280 to 4223 feet
- Trail Access Points (Approximate LAT/LONG):
- LAT 36.8888 LONG -82.6179
- Lat/Long Conversion Table
- Trail Etiquette: Trail etiquette for multiple use trails calls for horses to have the right-of-way. Hikers should yield to horses. Bicyclists should yield to horses and hikers. Horse riders are responsible for the control of their horse at all times.
- Trail Map:It is recommended that all trail users always carry a reliable map. This trail is shown on the Interactive Visitor Map and the National Geographic/Trails Illustrated Map #793. Maps may be purchased at some local District Ranger Stations, at outdoor retail locations or by visiting the National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated website.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Alerts & Warnings
- Some recreation sites in SW Virginia temporarily closed due to storm impacts
- Saint Mary’s River Trail will be intermittently closed in August and September
- Current Lake Moomaw Information
- Effective July 1, 2022, Virginia law permits hunting on Sunday
- Grindstone camping limited in 2022
- Temp Closure: Rocky Run ATV trail, Second Mountain, Long Run Road
- Some roads and trails closed in Rockingham County VA and Pendleton County WV