Hiking/Climbing

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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Appalachian Wilderness Adventure ProgramWise, Wise County

The Appalachian Wilderness Adventure Program (AWAP) is a challenging ropes course. The program is a part of the ministries located at Camp Bethel, which also operates youth summer camp. The Appalachian Wilderness Adventure Program was developed in 1986 to work with churches, youth groups, schools, busineses, social services, and mental health groups. AWAP is an […]
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Camp BethelWise, Wise County

Camp Bethel is a Christian centered camping experience. Retreats and Facility Rental: Camp Bethel’s facilities are available for rent year round. Amenities include 165 wooded acres, a small recreational lake, eight go-karts, a full size gymnasium with a 24 foot indoor climbing wall and outdoor challenge ropes course. Hewn log bunkhouses and a spacious log […]
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William P. Harris ParkHonaker, Russell County

Located minutes from the towns of Richlands and Honaker William P. Harris Park is located on Route 80 at Council. This park has a large community center, a swimming pool, tennis and volleyball courts, athletic fields, picnic shelter, a stage with bleachers, and two 100-year-old restored cabins that provide space for various group meetings.
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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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Cave Springs Recreation AreaNorton, Wise County

As one of the largest campgrounds in the Jefferson National Forest, Cave Springs offers a small lake for swimming that is fed by a spring that originates in the mountains above in a cave. Hiking trails developed in the area include one that leads to the cave and stone overlook and loops back to the […]
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