155 Sherwood Forest Road
Wytheville, VA 24382
Rock is an outstanding vista of the Stony Fork watershed which
includes beautiful Bland and Wythe County farmscapes and historic
Garden Mountain to the north. This short trail hike leaves Big
Walker Lookout parking lot and leads to a large rock outcrop.
It is a nice side trip of the Big Walker Mountain Scenic Byway.
A drive out this dirt road 3.9 miles to the picnic area provides
equally beautiful views from the car that can be seen on the
hike. The parking lot for Monster Rock is at the Walker Mountain
Lookout Tower across from the entrance road to the Big Bend
I-81 N or S: take Exit 70 onto U.S. 52 North -
travel 12 miles to Big Walker Lookout.
I-77 S: take Exit 52 onto U.S. 52 South - travel
8 miles on the scenic byway to Big Walker Lookout.
I-77 N: take Exit 47 onto State Route 717. Follow
717 for 4 miles to U.S. 52 North, turn right and drive 4 miles
up the scenic mountain highway to Big Walker Lookout.
Map and Driving Directions
Wythe Ranger District at Wytheville: (276) 228-5551
Big Walker Lookout: (276) 228-4401