Big Stone Gap Loop

Big Stone Gap isn’t just the name of a movie, it’s also a town with a number of interesting sites to explore. Take a short trip around Fraley Park or a more strenuous trek on Roaring Fork and enjoy the stunning rhododendron thickets, cascading waters, and moss-covered rocks. 200-year old eastern hemlock, yellow poplar, yellow birch, and Fraser trees heavily wood the Roaring Branch area of this trek and it offers a large variety of unique wildlife to encounter. If you visit Lake Keokee, you’ll find dragonflies in the summer and waterfowl in the winter. This trail has so much to offer and is close to several of Big Stone Gap’s spectacular attractions that only a small Appalachian town could possess. This trail is extremely rugged and recommended for advanced hikers only.

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