8711 Stony Fork Road - Star Route
Wytheville, VA 24382
Walker Lookout is a scenic attraction in Southwest Virginia. At
an elevation of 3,405 feet, Big Walker Lookout affords one of
the most spectacular views of the Appalachian Mountains. Looking
North, you'll see the patchwork quilt of the farmlands. Looking
South, you'll see the untouched wilderness of Jefferson National
Forest. You will find it hard to believe that the views are real.
As if the mountains' natural height weren't enough, Big Walker
Lookout features an observation tower that puts you another 100
feet higher. Climb above the treetops to enjoy a view beyond belief.
On a clear day, you'll even be able to see five states.
A swinging bridge leads to the 100 foot observation
tower. There is no fee to visit Big Walker Mountain, to park,
or to admire the view from the the mountaintop, but there is a
fee to climb the tower. Parking for Monster
Rock Hiking Trail is at the Big Walker Lookout Tower.
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
Phone: (276) 663-4016