Chestnut Knob

Roanoke, Virginia 24048

Chestnut Knob

Chestnut Knob Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Take this lesser trod part of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) past open meadows with breathtaking vistas to reach an old stone fire warden’s cabin atop Chestnut Knob. From this point, you can gaze upon Burkes Garden, one of Virginia’s most lovely rural farmlands."

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Best of the Appalachian Trail Day Hikes (Menasha Ridge Press)
Leonard M. Adkins & Victoria and Frank Logue
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"The open summit of Chestnut Knob offers a commanding view of Burkes Garden and the surrounding countryside. The knob is at the southwest corner of the garden. From the parking area in Walker Gap, hike south on the A.T. and begin climbing Chestnut Knob. You will cross an old woods road and a gravel road on the climb up the knob. At mile 1.4, reach the open summit of Chestnut Knob (elevation 4,409'). The return hike is back north on the A.T. to the gravel road in Walker Gap." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
5 hours
2,320 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,390 feet
Top Elevation
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, Eastern Divide Ranger District: 540-552-4641,
Local Contacts
U.S. Forest Service Jefferson National Forest; Appalachian Trail Conservancy SW VA Maps 1 and 2; Trails Illustrated Map #787 Blacksburg New River Valley; USGS Hutchinson Rock
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Dec 2018