Appalachian Backroads – Eagle’s Nest

The valleys on the Eagle’s Nest loop provided routes to early pioneers as they moved westward toward Cumberland Gap. This route winds along the Powell and Clinch Rivers through wooded backroads where eagles soar. This scenic drive is about 94 miles. Add a few miles to your trip to visit the Wilderness Road State Park and Martin’s Station.

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!

Appalachian Backroads Eagle's Nest Route Map

Start in Pennington Gap, VA 24277


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