Kelly Knob

Pearisburg, Virginia 24134

Kelly Knob

Kelly Knob Professional Guide

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"This fairly easy hike to a view o?ers solitude aplenty, sometimes hard to ?nd on the Appalachian Trail. Start your hike at remote Rocky Gap, north of Blacksburg, and make a quick but short climb to the crest of Johns Creek Mountain.

From there, it is an easy walk to Kelly Knob, where a spur leads to an outcrop and views of the New River Valley and adjoining mountains."

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Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South (Menasha Ridge Press)
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"This fairly easy hike to a view offers solitude aplenty, sometimes hard to find on the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). Start your hike at remote Rocky Gap, north of Blacksburg, then make a quick but short climb to the crest of Johns Creek Mountain. From there, it is an easy walk to Kelly Knob, where a spur leads to an outcrop and views of the New River Valley and adjoining mountains. The A.T. follows an old jeep road easterly and uphill. You are already at 3,200 feet in elevation, so the weather should be cooler than the lowlands below. Oaks, mountain laurel, and maple flank the uphill path. A practiced eye will be able to spot bush-sized regenerating chestnut trees. Look for the chestnut’s long, serrated leaves." Read more

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Trail Information

Pearisburg
Nearby City
4.0
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
3,260 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,800 feet
Top Elevation
George Washington National Forest, Eastern Divide Ranger District, 110 Southpark Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060; 540-552-4641, www.fs.usda.gov/gwj
Local Contacts
National Geographic #787, Blacksburg/New River Valley; USGS Newport
Local Maps

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Dec 2018