Flagpole Knob

4/5 (22 reviews)
Traveling along the southern ridge of Slate Spring Mountain and literally on the border of Virginia and West Virginia, Flagpole Knob is an excellent road for a mellow family trip to one of Virginia's most historic knobs. It offers unparalleled views into the famous Shenandoah Valley, which has its ... Read More
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Highlights of Flagpole Knob

Camping Category Icon Camping
Forest Category Icon Forest
Overland Category Icon Overland
Rock Category Icon Rock
Water Category Icon Water
Highest Elevation
4385 ft
Shape of Trail
Connector
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
North
Official Trail Name
85A
Nearest Town
Harrisonburg
Nearest Services
Harrisonburg
Management Agency
George Washington National Forest
District
North River Ranger District

Overview

Traveling along the southern ridge of Slate Spring Mountain and literally on the border of Virginia and West Virginia, Flagpole Knob is an excellent road for a mellow family trip to one of Virginia's most historic knobs. It offers unparalleled views into the famous Shenandoah Valley, which has its own folklore and American history. In the 1920s, fire wardens set up fire tire lookouts across the ridgelines and knobs of the surrounding mountains, and Flagpole Knob was one of those. A large open area is on top to pitch a tent or several nooks to hide away. This trail is well worth the trip for the views along the way and the reward at the top looking east across the great state of Virginia.

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9 Waypoints
29 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
22 Community Reviews
1 Video
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