Spend your vacation hiking in the Appalachian Mountains!

Wise County is located in Southwest Virginia – in the Appalachian Mountains. Take a hike to High Knob or Powell Valley – two of the most popular and maybe even most photographed mountain areas in the region! Find a hiking trail that would be best for your vacation and come visit us to spend some time in the mountains!

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Lake Keokee Loop Trail – FT #402

SR 876, Appachia, VA, 24216

Lake Keokee is about 11 miles east of the Town of Appalachia. The 3.7 mile trail around the 92 acre lake can be used for hiking, biking, fishing, and ...

Big Stone Gap Loop - Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

., Big Stone Gap, VA

The quaint Town of Big Stone Gap offers a glimpse into the rich culture and heritage of early life in western Virginia. It is home to the "Trail ...

Appalachian Wonders Loop - Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

., Appalachia, VA

A Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail Located within the Cumberland Plateau, the Appalachian Wonders Loop is a haven for naturalists, and in particula...

High Knob Lake

FS238 East, Norton, VA, 24273

At an elevation of 3,800 feet, High Knob Recreation Area is the highest campground in the Clinch Ranger District of the Jefferson National Forest. The...

Bark Camp Lake

551 FS Bark Camp Lake, Coeburn, VA, 24230

Bark Camp Recreation Area The camp offers 34 camping units with tent pad, picnic tables and parking spur near a 60 acre warm-water lake which provides...

Phillips Creek Recreational Area

North Fork Rd & 834, Pound, VA, 24279

Beach area and picnic shelters on Pound Reservoir, within walking distance to Cane Patch Campground, all part of the Jefferson National Forest. The...