High Knob (Blue Ridge, Virginia)

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High Knob Mountain
Highest point
Elevation2,388 ft (728 m)
Prominence1,049 ft (320 m)[1]
Coordinates38°53′12″N 78°06′43″W / 38.8866°N 78.1119°W / 38.8866; -78.1119Coordinates: 38°53′12″N 78°06′43″W / 38.8866°N 78.1119°W / 38.8866; -78.1119
LocationFauquier / Warren counties, Virginia, U.S.A.
Parent rangeBlue Ridge Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Linden
Easiest routeHike, drive

High Knob is a peak of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Warren and Fauquier counties, Virginia.


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 located in Warren County and is 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 summit and 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.


  1. ^ Richardson, Ryan (2005). "Virginia: 100 Mountains with prominence of 1,000 feet or greater". Peaklist. Retrieved March 26, 2015.

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