Mountains

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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High Knob Recreation AreaNorton, Norton City County

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 main attraction at the site is High Knob Lake, a 4 acre cold water lake with a 300 ft. sand swimming beach. A small amphitheater is located on a hillside […]
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Pine Mountain TrailNorton, Wise County

Serious hikers or horseback riders will love this scenic trail which follows the crest of the Cumberland Mountains dividing Virginia and Kentucky. The trail extends 26 miles from Pound Gap to Potter’s Flats in the Breaks Interstate Park. Trailhead parking for horse trailers exists. The trail requires map reading and safety skills. At least 7 […]
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Norton City ParkNorton, Norton City County

This park features a gazebo which is (available on first come-first serve basis). The park includes lighted tennis courts, basketball court, amphitheatre, as well as, playground equipment and picnic tables. Many activites take place at the park, which include the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Pumpkin Hunt and Tree Lighting Event. The Best Friends Festival is […]
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Legion ParkNorton, Norton City County

Formerly, the home of the American Legion Hall, and located on Rt. 619 in Norton, Legion Park was constructed in May of 1996. It features a picnic shelter and access to an interpretive trail with kiosks that give information on local history and various regional tourists attractions. Available by reservation and on a no fee […]
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Sugar Maple Bicycle TrailNorton, Norton City County

The Sugar Maple Trail is 1.8 miles of exhilarating mountain biking and hiking trails that are located at the Flag Rock Recreation Area in Norton, VA! Contact City of Norton Parks and Recreation (276-679-0754) for information on this trail and the many other outdoor adventure activities at Flag Rock!  
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