Chestnut Knob Trail

At A Glance

More Difficult

2.1 mi one-way

Steepness: Level
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
Blaze Color: White Diamond
Other Map ID: 2

This trail is located in the South Mountains State Park area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the South Mountains State Park trails list page.


Starts off of High Shoals Falls Loop Trail, 0.2 mi from the Jacob Fork parking area. The trail ascends one mile to a scenic view of High Shoals Falls. It continues another mile up to Chestnut Knob. This rock outcropping offers a beautiful view of the Jacob Fork Gorge. Winter viewing of High Shoals Falls. Beautiful view of the South Mountains range from the top.



Average Rating: 4.3 (rated 3 times)

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Tony said: Definitely not level. The first 0.5 miles climbs quite a bit over a series of switchbacks. The next mile or so is level to rolling terrain then it steepens again just before the grand finale' overlook. It was a very enjoyable hike, and I hope to do it again soon.
Saturday, November 25 2017 2:33am
Chuck said: I help build this trail back in the mid ninetys ...loved it then love it now.
Wednesday, June 10 2015 2:58pm
Tony Lail said: this is a more moderately difficult trail.....most of this trail you are constantly climbing.....nothing too serious, but not level or easy.....
Monday, September 16 2013 11:27pm
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