Appalachian Backroads – Gargoyle/Virginia’s Great 80

Virginia’s Route 80 is a designated Virginia Scenic Byway so allow time to stop and take in all the beauty only found in our neck of the woods. There’s plenty of twists and turns through gorgeous, wooded mountain terrain to classic small towns like Honaker, Haysi, Richlands, and Cedar Bluff. Capture the views atop the Cedar Bluff Overlook, which provides a stunning perspective any time of year. This is a 92 mile loop with plenty to see and do.

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 Gargoyle & Virginia's Great 80 Route map

Start in Claypool Hill, VA 24637


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