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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Flag Rock Area Trails

Route 619/Flag Rock Road, Norton, VA, 24273

The City of Norton’s Flag Rock Area Trails (FRAT) system offers eight miles of mountain bike trails that are also open to hikers, trail runners, cro...

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 ...

Flag Rock Recreation Area

618 Virginia Avenue, Norton, VA, 24273

From the City of Norton, Flag Rock can be seen as a rock outcrop capped with an American Flag, thus the name "Flag Rock". The recreation sit...

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...

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 ...

Clinch River Trail

., St. Paul, VA

Located in St. Paul, this trail offers hikers and mountain bikers an eclectic tour of the town’s natural wonders, its storied history and future hop...