A paved, 16-mile open loop around and up Big Walker Mountain. The Big Walker Mountain Scenic Byway, nestled in the southwestern arm of Virginia, is bordered by century-old stands of white pines, as well as southern Appalachian hardwoods such as oaks, hickories, hemlocks, chestnuts, redbuds, dogwoods, and a mix of Virginia, pitch, and table mountain pines. Special attractions: Trout fishing, southern Appalachian hardwood forest, wildflowers, diverse wildlife, scenic views, camping, hiking trails, historical Civil War site. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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