Stricker Knob is one of the most scenic and fun hikes in the Massanutten/Shenandoah area. I've hiked it many times including Jan 21 of this year. The first time was back in Feb.1998 when I bushwacked it (there was no trail) with Mitchell J. Pierson and was reminded by my girlfriend, now wife, that I shouldn't hike on Valentine Days Weekend, an extended holiday that I was completely unaware of until then.
We did an out and back from the parking area alongside US 211 where the Massanutten East trail used to cross.
Do a loop via Duncan Knob for an added bonus. Great hike.
I hiked today via the Scothorn Gap trail. Conditions were very hazy, visibility barely enough to make out the Blue Ridge across the valley. The scramble was fun, and I didn't see a soul on the trail all day.
There's good bouldering to be had, but I think the limestone cliffs are a little too rotten to set anchors or protection. Some areas looked like they were only a few freeze/thaw cycles away from dropping en-masse. Be careful.
I climbed it along with Duncan Knob. A fun ridge scramble.
I hiked to Strickler Knob on New Year's Day up the Scothorn Gap Trail. It was about 30 degrees F and pretty windy. The views were spectacular in all directions.
Opted to summit Strickler Knob via the Scothorn Gap Trailhead due to the frigid temperatures, wasn't sure how warm I would be. It was about -2 degrees F when I started out and there was not a soul around for the entire hike. The scrambling was fun but really short and the views of the Luray Valley are absolutely amazing. A great secluded hike that is relatively new as well.