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Intersection of Interstates 77 and 81

in Southwest Virginia

Green numbers correspond to green map numbers on the outdoor recreation map.


HYDRATION Make sure to take plenty of water (3 liters minimum per day), snacks, first aid kit, cell phone or other means of emergency communication device, dress appropriately for the weather and elevation change (gain 1,000 feet in elevation, temperatures drop 7-10 degrees) and make a good plan for each

outdoor excursion.

Wythe County Outdoor Recreation map

1 Crawfish Trail/AT Loop – parking area on Strawberry Rd. (SR722) between Wytheville and Rural Retreat, VA.  Stream crossing, some up-hill climbs with numerous ups and down-hill walking.10.2 miles of trail total. Appalachian Trail – About 3.5 miles of the AT runs through Wythe County at the western end of the Crawfish Valley.  Parking off Strawberry Rd. biking, hiking


2 Walker Mt. Trail / Monster Rock Trail – Starts at the Big Walker Lookout Tower off Rte. 52. Ends at the Appalachian Trail in Crawfish Valley. 12 miles of trail total on natural surface. biking, hiking


3 Seven Sisters – The trail heads are at the Stony Fork Campground on the right hand side of Krenning Road (SR 717)  0.3 miles from US 52 at parking area on the right side of Krenning Road (SR 717) or 2.9 miles from US 52 heading east and 1.1 mile back from I-77.  biking, hiking


4 Rural Retreat Lake loop – Can be accessed from Rural Retreat Lake Road (SR 677) to Lake Road (SR 678). 3.1 miles of trail. biking, hiking


5 Crystal Springs Recreation Area 276-223-3378. 1800 acre recreation area with 5 miles of hiking/mountain biking loop trails. Parking access off Pump Hollow Lane (SR 684) off Rte. 21 south of Wytheville, VA. biking, hiking


6 Iron Mt Trail (Hale Lake to Divide Trail near) – natural surface mountain terrain 10.6 miles of trail total.  Parking off Rte. 21. View National Geographic topographic maps for change in usage. biking, hiking, horseback riding


7 Virginia Highlands Horse Trail (VHHT) –Accessed from several locations – SR728, Rte. 94, from New River Trail, or Rte. 14 Forest Hwy. View National Geographic topographic maps for change in usage. biking, hiking, horseback riding


8 New River Trail - 57 mile long Virginia State Park on a granite dust surfaced trail which is fairly flat with gradual elevation change.  Parking Areas are in the Town of Pulaski, Draper, (Wythe County - Allisonia, New River Trail State Park, at the Shot Tower, Austinsville, and Ivanhoe),  Byllesby Dam, Fries, Gambetta, Chestnut Creek Falls, Cliffview, and Galax. biking, hiking, horseback riding

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