High Knob (Blue Ridge, Virginia) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsHigh Knob Mountain
|Elevation||2,388 ft (728 m)|
|Prominence||1,049 ft (320 m)|
|Location||Fauquier / Warren counties, Virginia, U.S.A.|
|Parent range||Blue Ridge Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS Linden|
|Easiest route||Hike, drive|
The 2,388-foot (728 m) peak is located in between Manassas Gap to the north and Chester Gap to the south, just east of Front Royal. The summit of the peak is the highest point in Fauquier County and the highest point of the Blue Ridge north of Shenandoah National Park which is just south of the peak across Chester Gap. The Appalachian Trail crosses the eastern slope of the peak. A housing development occupies the western slope. The mountain was also a strategic location used during the Battle of Wapping Heights during the American Civil War. There are two entrances to the top, one is in the road near the Apple house. The main entrance is further up the road where there is a gate and a bus stop.
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