Take a hike, ride a trail, or paddle our rivers and high-elevation mountain lakes
High Knob is located at the highest point in the Cumberland Mountains at an elevation of 4,223 feet above sea level. Deep within the Jefferson National Forest, “The Knob” can most easily be reached by way of State Route 619, a one-lane road that connects Fort Blackmore, Virginia and the City of Norton. SR-619 leaves the City of Norton and climbs the north side of the mountain via a paved road, while the route ascends the opposite side of the mountain from the south via a dirt-gravel portion of SR-619. The High Knob Tower and USDA Forest Service High Knob Recreation Area (camping, swimming, fishing, paddling, and hiking) are reached by a short drive down USFS Road 238, which leaves SR-619 near the mountain’s summit. Use the map below to explore the Knob and the many communities and attractions in the immediate region.