2 miles
-1,897 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of High Knob (1024) Trail


  • Riding area
    Narrowback Mountain
    Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition

Located on the border of Virginia and West Virginia, the only thing easy about this trail is the access. Shuttle parking is available at the lot on top of Shenandoah Mountain off Route 33 and in the Brandywine Lake Recreation Area at the bottom. With a short section of Shenandoah Mountain Trail, High Knob is not for the faint of heart.

The trail is full of steep chutes full of loose rocks and gnarly exposure, warp zone high speed sections and beautiful views. High Knob will entertain even the most skilled downhiller. This trail is perfect for folks trying to test their abilities.

There's a big beautiful fire tower with a 360 view at the very top, which does require some uphill pedalling/hiking to satisfy your thirst for beauty.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for High Knob Trail (1024) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,897 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,972 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,869 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,869 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,972 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Avg time
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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