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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Saint Paul Loop - Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

., St. Paul, VA

The Saint Paul Loop offers six excellent sites in proximity to the Town of Saint Paul. Included in this mix are state and city lands likely to be prod...

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...

Spearhead Trails

502 Front Street E, Coeburn, VA, 24230

Spearhead Trails is the exciting new trail destination in Southwest Virginia! A region already known for its scenic beauty, outdoor recreation, tra...

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...

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...