Scenic Drives/Places

Tank Hollow Falls of ClevelandCleveland, Russell County

Tank Hol­low Falls is a 0.5 mile light­ly traf­ficked out and back trail locat­ed near Cleve­land, Vir­ginia that fea­tures a water­fall and is good for all skill lev­els. The trail is pri­mar­i­ly used for hik­ing and is acces­si­ble year-round. At Cleve­land Bap­tist church, make a sharp turn down­hill onto grav­el road to reach falls. 
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Rt. 611 Cumberland Mountain Scenic DriveClintwood, Dickenson County

Rt. 611 Cum­ber­land Moun­tain Scenic Dri­ve was des­ig­nat­ed in 2009 as a Vir­ginia Scenic Byway State Rt. 611. Begin­ning in Clint­wood, and wind­ing through the Moun­tains, you will find sev­er­al tourism attrac­tions spurring off the route. Birch Knob Tow­er locat­ed in the Jef­fer­son Nation­al For­est, Air­plane Rock over­look, John Flan­na­gan Dam and Reser­voir, Bran­ham Farm, […]
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Birch Knob TowerClintwood, Dickenson County

Loca­tion: Dick­en­son Coun­ty, Vir­ginia. An ele­va­tion of 3,144 feet above sea lev­el, you’ll find the 100-yard walk from the park­ing lot and the 183 stair steps to reach the top to be well worth the trek. Just bring along some bot­tled water and don’t for­get your cam­era. Sit­ting on a rock out­crop at the high­est sum­mit […]
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Trans-America Bike RouteBreaks, Dickenson County

You’ll spend some time ascend­ing and descend­ing the moun­tains of the Appalachi­ans, this bike route fol­lows Rt. 80 through Dick­en­son and Rus­sell Coun­ties, and rid­ing part of the Blue Ridge Park­way in Vir­ginia. The moun­tains turn to rolling hills and then flat rid­ing through lush plan­ta­tions and farm­lands. The last stretch of the route is […]
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Devil’s Bathtub & Waterfall, TheFt. Blackmore, Scott County

Devil’s Fork Loop Trail is per­fect for the true back coun­try enthu­si­asts who are will­ing to get their feet wet. All hik­ers should be pre­pared to scram­ble over boul­ders, and should plan their vis­it dur­ing rel­a­tive­ly low water con­di­tions. The high­light of the trail is the spec­tac­u­lar Devil’s Bath­tub, a nat­u­ral­ly smooth swim­ming hole. After […]
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Bark Camp Recreation AreaDungannon, Scott County

The camp offers 25 camp­ing units with tent pad, pic­nic table and park­ing spur near 60 acre warm water lake which pro­vides oppor­tu­ni­ties for fish­ing and boat­ing (elec­tric motors only). Paved boat launch­ing ramp, hik­ing trails and pic­nic units with tables and grills are also fea­tures of the site. The lake was con­struct­ed by the […]
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Bark Camp Lake TrailsDungannon, Scott County

High­lights: lake views, water­fowl, rare plants Length: 3.7 miles round trip Dif­fi­cul­ty: easy to mod­er­ate Trail­head: The trail­head is gat­ed in the win­ter (mid Oct. — April 1). Dur­ing the sum­mer, a park­ing fee apples. From Dun­gan­non, fol­low Route 72 for 0.4 miles, then turn left onto Route 653 (next to old Osborne store). After […]
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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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Sand CaveEwing, Lee County

Tucked away in the Cum­ber­land Gap Nation­al Park, hik­ers and horse­back rid­ers will dis­cov­er a ceil­ing of gold, red and green, erod­ed rock forms and pho­to ops to cher­ish.  Access to this gem of a find is through Thomas Walk­er Civic Park in Ewing, Vir­ginia.  A 3.9 mile hike brings the vis­i­tor to the entrance of this nat­ur­al […]
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