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Average Rating:    (4.71 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

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Latitude
36.88857966271966
Longitude
-82.61705875396729
Trail Directions
at the last exit coming from wise,exit and make a left following the signs for high knob. go up the mountains winding road and park at the lookout tower. park there. continue on bike down the road past the lookout tower. the road will eventually turn to gravel. about a mile and a half, there will be a trail going to the left of the road. this will start you on a 5 mile jouney of rigerous downhill that is fast and rocky. ocassionally it will be single track but most of it will be old logging road. the different surfaces of gravel,compacy dirt, mud,rock,and other terrain will challenge one's ability of technique and wit's.
Trail Length
5 miles
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
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Review Date
April 12, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: guitargonaut ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great trail. We always start from the old Girl Scout campground area and ride the trail from there to the road. It ends right beside where the rest of the trail begins. Nice downhill, some technical, beware the Hill Of Tears!!! If you lose your momentum - you'll have to push the rest of the way up. At the very end is an extreme downhill ride. Not so much technical but very steep. I've always gone down first to watch the inevitable endo.

Recommended Route:
Go to Norton and take 619 to NF-238 the old Girl Scout Campground is on the right just after NF-233. The put-out is in Ramsey so you'll want a second vehicle.



Comments
guitargonaut (05/14/2008)
I just wanted to update my review since it had been nearly 12 years since I had last ridden this trail. A natural gas well has been built on the first part of the trail just past the old girl scout camp. The section of trail just off the dirt road was dug up for the gas line. It's still rideable but needs work. The remainder of the ride is pretty much what I remember it to be. It's overgrown in some places and I couldn't find the extreme downhill section we used to ride. With a little bit of TLC this ride would rock. Unfortunately, there aren't any local groups to do maintenance.

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Review Date
April 2, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: TL , from Castlewood

Summary:
I ride horses on the trails usually at least once a month if not more. The trails are great and you can meet some real nice folks. Try it out!!

Recommended Route:
The Big Cherry part of High Knob is the best to trail ride. The trails are cut out for horses. There are numerous ways to ride and the ride can be made out to be a short 3 hour ride or even an all day adventure.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The Hensley Settlement (Cumberland Mountain) ride is very nice. Be sure to see the Sand Cave and look off the White Rocks. It has a great view.



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Review Date
February 24, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Andy , from Wise

Summary:
I've never ridden the trail from the tower to the lake but I have hiked it. It is a tight trail that should be fun. The rest of the trail is fast and fun. Its mostly downhill with only hills that even I could climb. Any body interested in riding it email me and we could get together and ride it.

Recommended Route:
I would start at the tower and ride the trail down to Recreation Lake. From there you will hit the road and its a short ride to the rest of the trail. I would recomend leaving a car at Clear Creek in Ramsey unless you want to ride back up.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
For easy riding the Guest River Gorge is nearby. The Virginia Creeper Trail is about an hour away.



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Review Date
February 9, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: KevinM , from wise

Summary:
We started at the Tower and road down to the trail head.....it was a fast ride up to that point........but once we hit the trail it was very interesting.....i had all the downhill and mud that I wanted and more. It is a great trail......just be careful on some of the slick rock.

Recommended Route:
Start at the tower and take the road to the start of the trail head and hang on

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The Guest River Gorge.



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Review Date
December 6, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: am , from Wise

Summary:
...

Recommended Route:
Do you guys realize that taking a mountian bike off-road on High Knob is illegal? It doesn't make sense that horses are allowed but mtn bikes aren't.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The guest river gourge in Coeburn is an easy but scenic ride



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