Ascent of Round Knob on 2014-11-08

Climber: Marshall Stewart

Others in Party:Dennis Stewart -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, November 8, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Round Knob
    Elevation:1001 ft / 305 m

Ascent Trip Report

This mountain is located in a nice public park. We started from the Knobstone Trail, Jackson Road Trailhead. There is a small grassy parking lot with signs and marked trails. There is a trail all the way to the summit; we did not know this until the hike back. From the parking lot at approximately .25 miles is a "T" in the trail, don't take this turn even though it turns straight for the summit. We made this mistake and it leads to the bottom of the valley at the base of the mountain, then you must bushwhack a class 3 climb to the summit. The fallen trees and thorns are very thick and difficult. So from the parking lot go approximately .33 miles to a small clearing on the right of the trail. On the other side of the small clearing you pick up a smaller trail that leads another .33 miles before you start to lose elevation into the valley at the base of the mountain. The trail leads all the way to the summit for beautiful views in multiple directions.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy

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