Geological Formations

Devil’s Bathtub & WaterfallFt. Blackmore, Scott County

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the rise in popularity of Devil’s Bathtub in recent years, the hike is often over-visited and has caused environmental issues with parking and littering. If you choose to visit, please remember to #LeaveNoTrace and only park in a designated parking area.  Devil’s Fork Loop Trail is perfect for the true back country enthusiasts […]
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Natural Tunnel State ParkDuffield, Scott County

More than 850 feet long and as high as a 10-story building, Natural Tunnel was naturally carved through a limestone ridge over thousands of years. William Jennings Bryan called it the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Other scenic features include a wide chasm between steep stone walls surrounded by several pinnacles, or chimneys.  Facilities include a […]
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Cumberland Gap National Historical ParkEwing, Lee County

The first great gateway to the west, Cumberland Gap is a mountain pass that was used by wildlife, Native Indian tribes, and later by settlers moving west. Daniel Boone was hired to blaze a trail beginning in Southwest Virginia through Cumberland Gap known as the Wilderness Road. It became the route westward for pioneers who […]
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Gap Caverns in Cumberland Gap National Historical ParkEwing, Lee County

Explore a hidden world found underground- inside the mountains! It is a world of darkness, with fantastic dripstone formations and strange animals who have adapted to the cave environment. There are no entrance fees at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. There are fees for camping, guided tours, and other amenities in the park. Gap Cave […]
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White Rock StablesEwing, Lee County

White Rocks Stables offers a ‘fun for the whole family’ experience with several locations recommended for riders ranging from novice to the most experienced of horseman. In the near future we hope to offer a wide range of equine related services as well!!! Come experience a journey on horseback through the historical Cumberland Gap National Park to the […]
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Pinnacle Natural Area PreserveLebanon, Russell County

Towering cliffs, sheer limestone ledges, and waterfalls are but a few of the spectacular features of this preserve. Located near the confluence of the Clinch River and Big Cedar Creek, the topography of Pinnacle NAP has been modified by the forces of weather, water, and time to create this dramatic landscape. Towering above Big Cedar […]
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Powell Valley OverlookBig Stone Gap, Wise County

Powell Valley is a picturesque location, with an overlook accessible from the Northbound lanes of U.S. Route 23. A number of homes, farms, and a church are located in the valley below the overlook. The valley begins between Powell Mountain and Little Stone Mountain where the waters of the Powell River flow down from the […]
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Laurel Fork TrailNorton, Wise County

Primitive atmosphere for camping and picnicking. Accessible by boat or foot trail only. Beautiful scenery (small waterfalls, geological formations, a variety of vegetation) and uncrowded conditions. Excellent base camp to explore upper reaches of Cumberland Mountain using old roads, logging trams and existing trails. The trail is 1.5 miles long and is difficult requiring some […]
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