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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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...

Mountain View OHV Trail St. Paul Trail Head - Spearhead Trails

., St. Paul, VA, 24283

Ride Virginia’s most exciting trail destination! The MountainView “Off Highway Vehicle” (OHV) system is a multi-use trail system with approximat...

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 ...

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 ...

Chief Benge Trail

Main Street, Norton, Va

This 19.6 mile trail allows hikers to spend multiple days exploring high elevation forests full of rare plants and animals. You will be walking in the...

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...