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 ...

High Knob Tower

Rt. 238, Norton, VA, 24273

A brand new observation tower with a long history opened in 2014 atop High Knob Recreation Area. At an elevation of 4,223 feet, the original tower bui...

Guest River Gorge Trail

Guest River Gorge Trail Parking Area & Trail Head, 2800 VA Route 72, Coeburn, VA, 24230

Rails to trails project that follows an old railroad right of way paralleling the Guest River, a Virginia Scenic River. Trout fishing is permitted in ...

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...

Powell River Trail

722 W Main St, Appalachia, VA, 24216

The Powell River Trail - Appalachia trailhead offers walking, biking, fishing and recreational opportunities along the beautiful Powell River. The Tra...