Big Knob, Virginia

Prominence: 952 ft, 290 m

Elevation: 4072 feet, 1241 meters

True Isolation: 6.21 mi, 10 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 4072 ft / 1241 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)37° 50' 55'' N, 79° 55' 38'' W
37.848708, -79.927209 (Dec Deg)
594383 E 4189571 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionAlleghany (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain Big Knob:
     100 Highest Eastern CoHPs (Rank #69)
     High Points of Counties in 13 Original States (Rank #50)
     Virginia County/Ind. City High Points (Rank #16)
     Virginia 4000-foot peaks (Rank #77)
     Southern USA CoHPs (Rank #71)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 17
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 16)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2016-10-25 by Ben Lostracco
     2017-09-01 by Will Waller
     2020-12-12 by Powen Ru (GPS Track)
     2021-01-03 by Steven Fishback

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The cairn! Oh, & my trekking poles too. (2019-10-21). Photo by Jobe Wymore.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 952 ft/290 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 992 ft/302 m
  Key Col: 3120 ft/951 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 6.21 mi/10 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 37.9183, -79.855
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Bald Knob  (NE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Appalachian Ridges
Range4: Central Appalachian Ridges
Range5: Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges
Drainage BasinsJames
Chesapeake Bay
Atlantic-Eastern USA
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: George Washington-Jefferson National Forest
Topo MapCovington O37079g8 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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