Appalachian Backroads – Woodbooger

The Woodbooger is called Big Foot in other parts of the nation. It lives in the highlands near Norton and is memorialized by the Woodbooger statue at Flag Rock, which provides panoramic views and hiking trails. After your photo op, tackle the curvy climb to High Knob.

This 154-mile route takes you from Pikeville, Kentucky down to Cumberland, over to Appalachia, Virginia, through Big Stone Gap before you hit High Knob where you can spy where you’ve just journeyed from the fire tower overlook. The view is amazing!!!

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 Woodbooger Route Map

Start in Pikeville, KY 41501


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