Flag Rock Area TrailsRoute 619/Flag Rock Road, Norton, VA 24273
The City of Norton’s Flag Rock Area Trails (FRAT) system offers eight miles of mountain bike trails that are also open to hikers, trail runners, cross country skiers, birders, and other “people-powered” activities. Trails travel through rhododendron-choked forested tunnels, past giant sandstone boulders and clifflines, and through beautiful hardwood forests as they wind through Flag Rock Recreation Area. The city-owned recreation area is located on the lower slopes of High Knob, a 4,230-foot peak that is also a short hike, bike ride, or drive from the FRAT system. More miles continue to be added to FRAT, with the goal of eventually offering 30-plus miles.