Burkes Garden Ramble

Tazewell, Virginia 24608

Burkes Garden Ramble

Burkes Garden Ramble Professional Review and Guide

"Deep in the heart of Appalachia, there lies a valley that is the highest, greenest, and, some say, prettiest in the entire state of Virginia. The valley is geologically unique in that it is completely surrounded by one mountain. Nicknamed “God’s Thumbprint,” it indeed looks as if a large thumb made this indentation on Garden Mountain.

Burkes Garden, as this valley is known, is a remote, unspoiled, pastoral paradise that is home to fewer than 300 people. And, after seeing some of those 300 residents driving horse and buggies, Burkes Garden is my choice for Virginia’s best ramble. Terrain: Flat to gently rolling. Few hills on Route 625 will challenge beginners."

Burkes Garden Ramble Reviews

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I have biked this area many times. It has to be one of the prettiest valleys in the East. The elevation of the valley floor is about 3,000'. Mountains surround this valley, some as high as 4,700'. Easy ride through a very historic area.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
Year-round; best spring and fall
Tazewell Area Chamber of Commerce
Local Contacts
DeLorme Virginia Atlas and Gazetteer
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Jul 2018