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Latest News

Year of the Trail North Carolinia (2023)

Frank Barnes Trail opens in Tazewell at Lincolnshire Park

High Lonesome Trails: Hiking Virginia’s High Knob Region


The City of Beckley has plans to build a hiking trail to the

New River Gorge National Park and Reserve


@astctour Twitter List: Hiking

Our YouTube Playlist: Day Hikes

Our Flickr Album: Day Hikes

Please see our Trail Crew formation thread to learn how to keep our trails maintained.

This US Forest Service Interactive map has opportunities for hiking.

Learn about the National Forest System System Trails. use the map to zoom into our region.

How Not to Get Lost on the Trail

Step Outside (Hiking)

Fat Girls Hiking

Hiker Safety

Day Hikes



Hikes with Views (KY/VA)

Waterfall Stream Hikes (KY/VA)

Pine Mountain Trail.  (Birch Knob to Blowing Rock Cliffs)

Little Hump Mountain via Hampton Creek Cove (NC/TN)

Breaks Interstate Park Trails (KY/VA)

Blue Ridge Parkway

Southern WV

Rustic Ravines (Genoa, Wayne County)

Death Rock (Williamson) CRDRT

Greenbrier River Trail (78 miles)

This park does not offer overnight accommodations within the park.

Trail guide picks his top three hikes in the New River Gorge

The Big Branch Trail

Glade Creek Trail

Southside Trail

Winter Hiking in New River Gorge National Park

Eastern KY

The Kentucky Wildlands

Sugarcamp Mountain Trails (Prestonsburg)

Prestonsburg Passage Rail Trail

Cumberland Shadow Trail  (Harlan County)

Tanglewood Trail (Letcher County) CRDRT

Fish Pond Lake Loop (Letcher County) CRDRT

Bad Branch Falls and High Rock (Pike County) CRDRT

Pine Mountain Trail (CRDRT)

     Pine Mountain Trail (Pound Gap to Twin Cliffs Overlook)

     Pine Mountain Trail (Pound Gap to Raven's Nest and Austin Gap)

     Pine Mountain Trail (Birch Knob to Jenny Falls)

     Pine Mountain Trail (Letcher Gap to Lemon Squeezer) 

Dawkins Line Rail Trail (36 miles, Johnson County, in the woods)

Leave No Trace Adventures

     Hiking Adventures 

Red River Gorge Area

Tread the Red



Western NC

Year of the Trail North Carolinia (2023)


Blackroot Ecotours

State Park Trails

Northeastern TN

REI Guided Trips

State Parks Hiking

Kingsport Hiking Trail (8 miles) CRDRT

Laurel Run/Kiner Hollow Lollipop Loop (Bay Mountain, near Kingsport) CRDRT

Hike Solo Outdoors (List of Hikes)

GSM Outfitters LLC (Excursions)


Heart of Appalachia

Frank Barnes Trail (Tazewell) 

The Frank Barnes Trail is 2.4 miles long and has a change in elevation of 140 feet. It connects to the 1.5 mile Patriot Trail that goes around a lake. 

Cranes Nest Trail Flickr (Album) ( near Clintwood)

Cranes Nest Trail (High Lonesome Trails) CRDRT

The Clinch Coalition Guided Hikes.​  (Clinch Ranger District)

Powell River Trail (2.4 miles, out and back)

Sand Cave in Ewing (Lee County 8.3 mile loop)

Big Falls and the Pinnacle (Pinnacle State Natural Area Preserve)

Chadwell Gap to Hensley Settlement (Lee County) 

Hike Location Map (Clinch Ranger District Region) 

     Devil's Bathtub

     Little Stony National Recreation Trail

     Guest River Gorge Trail

     Sugar Hill Loop Trail (St. Paul)

     Chief Benge Scout Trail

     Laurel Fork Trail

     Phillips Creek Loop Trail

     Dark Hollow Trail.  Appalachia Loop Trail

     Powell River Trail

     Keokee Loop Trail

     Olinger Gap Trail

     Wallen's Ridge Trail

     Bark Camp Lake Loop



Flag Rock Area Trails:  Norton, Virginia's Hiking and Mountain Biking Wonderland

     Pickem Mountain Loop 

     Legion Park Trail

Russell Fork Trail CRDRT

!Note:  There are sections that are very steep, with lots of brush, so wear long pants.

Poor signage, please study up on the links below! (July 2021)    

     Breaks Interstate Park to Bartlick

     Haysi to Bartlick

     Splashdam Mine Pass

ASTC Report:

1/5.  Haysi to Splashdam Mine Pass.  (Suited for Hiking, Biking, and Horses)

2/5.  Splashdam Mine Pass Loop.  (Suited for Hiking with tick prevention). 

3/5.  Down to Bartlick.   (Really steep, very poor signage, only for hiking)

4/5.  Bartlick to the Top. (Really steep climb).

5/5.  Top to the 80.  (Ok for biking and horse, poor signage)

Sand Mountain (Crystal Mountain to High Rocks)  Wythe County)

Blue Ridge Highlands

Giles County

MT. Rogers AT Club 

Mendota Trail (Island Road to Reedy Creek) Washington County

Brumley Mountain Trail:  Low Gap to Buzzard Rock (Russell/Washington County)

Virginia Mountains

List of Hiking Groups near Roanoke

Jackson Scenic River Trail (Alleghany County)

High Lonesome Trails: Hiking Virginia’s High Knob Region


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