Highlands Classic

Abingdon, Virginia 24212

Highlands Classic

Highlands Classic Professional Review and Guide

"Deep in the heart of Appalachia, the Highlands Classic offers the cyclist a splendid assortment of the Southwest Highland’s history, nature, and culture. Starting in Abingdon, the classic can be completed in one day by fit cyclists, although an overnight stay at Hungry Mother State Park is recommended. Take time to explore historic and charming Abingdon, with its 20-block historic district and numerous shops and galleries, along with its renowned Barter Theatre.

Spend a night at one of Hungry Mother State Park’s cabins, and enjoy a swim in its cool 108-acre lake. In between, cycle through the rural, unspoiled countryside of Washington and Smyth counties, where Appalachian life unfolds at every turn. Terrain: Hilly, including one mountain crossing. Some long, flat to gently rolling stretches. Advanced difficulty."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
Year-round; best spring and fall
2,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,500 feet
Top Elevation
Abingdon Convention and Visitors Bureau
Local Contacts
DeLorme Virginia Atlas and Gazetteer
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018