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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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 ...

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...

North Fork Reservoir Camping

7530 Old North Fork Road, Pound, VA, 24279

Built in 1966 as authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1960, the 154 acre lake is used for fishing, boating, camping, picnicking, hiking, and municip...

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...

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 ...

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...