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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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 ...

Stone Mountain Trail – FT #207

306 Wood Ave E., Big Stone Gap, VA , 24219

This is a rugged 14+ mile trail that follows the crest of Stone Mountain between Big Stone Gap and Cave Springs Recreation Area. Visitors who don’t ...

Lonesome Pine Loop - Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

., Pound, VA

The Pound River decorates this region made famous by John Fox, Jr., in his 1908 novel "Trail of the Lonesome Pine" that mentions several of ...

Mountain View OHV Trail System, Coeburn Trail Head - Spearhead Trails

., Coeburn, VA, 24230

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

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...

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...