Get Outside

The High Knob Region is full of ways to get outside, whether your preference is hiking, mountain biking, canoeing/kayaking, horseback riding, or simply spending a leisurely afternoon in the woods. Use the interactive map and accompanying list below to plan your trip.



Mountain Biking

  • Flag Rock Area Trails (City of Norton) – multiple routes (info and maps)


  • Bark Camp Lake – Jefferson National Forest (info)
  • Norton Reservoirs – City of Norton (info)
  • High Knob Lake – Jefferson National Forest (info)
  • Lake Keokee (info)
  • Wise Reservoir (info)
  • Big Cherry Reservoir (info)
  • Clinch River – Dungannon Access Point (info/map)
  • Clinch River – Fort Blackmore Access Point (info/map)
  • Clinch River – Hill Station Access Point (info/map)
  • Clinch River – Clinchport Access Point (info/map)
  • Pathfinders Outdoor Adventures – Outfitter/Rentals (website)

Horseback Riding

  • High Knob Trail System – 33 miles (info and map)
  • Scott County Horse Park (info)


  • High Knob Recreation Area – Jefferson National Forest (info)
  • Bark Camp Recreation Area – Jefferson National Forest (info)
  • Cave Springs Recreation Area – Jefferson National Forest (info)
  • Flag Rock Park ¬†– City of Norton (info)
  • Natural Tunnel State Park (info)

Other Points of Interest

  • High Knob Lookout Tower (info)
  • Flag Rock Overlook (info)
  • Powell Valley Scenic Overlook (info)
  • Clear Creek – Stocked Trout Stream (info)
  • Little Stony Creek – Stocked Trout Stream (info)
  • Big Stoney Creek – Stocked Trout Stream (info)
  • South Fork Powell River – Stocked Trout Stream (info)