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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Big Cherry Reservoir

505 E 5th St S, Big Stone Gap, VA, 24219

This 2200 acre park features a 250 acre lake. Fishermen can catch a variety of fish including Bass, Trout, and Muskie. Seasonally, hunting is permitte...