Lonesome Pine Loop

The Lone­some Pine Loop is a great choice for any­one want­i­ng to vis­it the areas men­tioned in John Fox Jr.’s 1908 nov­el, Trail of the Lone­some Pine”. Many of the sites on this loop are locat­ed direct­ly on the Pound Riv­er or one of its con­nect­ing water­ways, where you can watch the siz­able beaver pop­u­la­tion con­tribute to the region’s unique ecosys­tem. Climb to the peak of Birch Knob and enjoy breath-tak­ing views of Ken­tucky, Ten­nessee, Vir­ginia, West Vir­ginia, and North Car­oli­na or stop at one of the sev­er­al oth­er sites for the great bio­log­i­cal diver­si­ty hid­den with­in the Appalachi­an Moun­tains. Stop by the John Flana­gan Reser­voir and watch the hawks soar over the water and hike through the Breaks Inter­state Park to get a won­der­ful view of the Appalachi­an Moun­tains.

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