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Welcome to the

Photo: Kyle LaFerriere

The High Knob Region is named for High Knob, the highest point in the Cumberland Mountains. The 4,200-foot High Knob summit is part of Stone Mountain which, at 13 miles wide and 26 miles long, connects many of the communities and recreation sites across the region. The High Knob Region includes nine Southwest Virginia communities in Wise, Scott, and Lee counties and the City of Norton.

Home to three state parks, the more than 90,000-acre Clinch Ranger District on the Jefferson National Forest, and other community parks and trails, the region boasts a variety of outdoor adventures, from hiking, cycling (road, gravel, and mountain) and camping to paddling, fishing, hunting and horseback riding.

The High Knob Region is also part of a global epicenter for biological diversity in the central Appalachians, with a variety of wildlife and plant species calling the region home. 

Consider driving the 40-plus mile Thomas Jefferson Scenic Byway Loop, which passes by several of the region's creation sites, scenic vistas, and trails.

Check out the High Knob Adventure Guide for more information about the region's communities, restaurants, premier outdoor recreation sites, and other attractions and landmarks.

Also check out the High Knob Destination Map below for more information. Click here for a downloadable file. 

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