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About Flagpole Knob

Forest Road 85 travels 3.6 miles to the summit of Flagpole Knob, wobbling along the top of the Alleghany Mountains following the border between Virginia and West Virginia. This high elevation access route brings the wildlife watcher into habitats not encountered elsewhere on the North River Loop of the Virginia Bird & Wildlife Trail.

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Flagpole Knob is located in Virginia
38.5101 N
-79.184 W
4 ft
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Location: Forest Rd 85A, Dayton, VA 22821 From Briery Branch Dam - travel west on Forest Road 924 for 4.5 miles to the top of the ridge, where FR 924 will intersect with Forest Rd. 85 and County Road 25. There will be three choices of roads: a hard left will take you south on FR 85 towards Reddish Knob,the middle road will take you west on West VA County Rd 25. To go to Flagpole Knob, take the right, unpaved road, which is north on Forest Rd 85. Continue 3.1 miles to a grassy opening on the right. Use caution on this road AT ALL TIMES OF THE YEAR; during winter months it may be impassable. THIS ROAD IS VERY ROUGH AND MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR LOW CLEARANCE VEHICLES. 4-wheel drive vehicle with high clearance is recommended.
3 Reviews of Flagpole Knob
Field with a view

This site requires a 4x4 vehicle with clearance.  The trail leading to and from camp can be a bit tricky for some.

If you want a great view

So to get a great view you need to go all the way up to the knob. There are primitive campsites all along the trails

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flagpole knob camping

about 5 or so campsites, pretty private. good for a night