Appalachian Backroads – Corkscrew

This 123 mile route lassos the border of Kentucky and Virginia through the beautiful Jefferson National Forest. Breathtaking views and deep woods await you as you follow the corkscrew-like asphalt ribbon to Breaks Interstate Park. Experience both Appalachian coal heritage and Crooked Road Old-time Music venues along the way. You’ll want to stop at MountainRose to tour the reclaimed strip mine turned award winning vineyards!

For details, turn-by-turn directions, downloadable GPX files, a list of lodging, dining and attractions along the way, and to order a free Appalachian Backroads Map showing off 14 of the best scenic backroads of Appalachia, visit And to plan ahead of your visit, click on our interactive trip planner app to plot your stops along the way!

ABR- Corkscrew Route Map

Start in Wise, VA 24293


(276) 762-0011

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