Things to Do > Nature/Trails > Big Walker Mountain Scenic Byway

Wytheville, VA 24382

Winding through mountains steeped in history, the Big Walker Mountain National Forest Scenic Byway is a drive of natural beauty and legend. The byway passes through 16 miles of some of the area's most scenic land where year around beauty can be found. Easy on and off accessibility from Interstate 77, makes this an ideal detour on a traveler's journey. From the glistening frozen tree-tops in winter to the blanket of spring and summer flowers to the breathtaking fall foliage, visitors will find spectacular seasonal views. Those enjoying outdoor recreation will also find a wealth of camping, hiking, hunting, and picnicking opportunities in the Jefferson National Forest along the byway. History and legend can be found in these mountains, from Civil War battles to historical figures, stop at the roadside markers and learn more. Numerous hiking trails provide fresh air and interesting plants, flowers, and foliage. Many of the area's best sites on the Virginia Birding Trail can be found on this byway. From the 100-foot observation tower at Big Walker Lookout, you can have a bird's-eye view of the Blue Ridge.

Directions: Exit 52 of I-77 and travel South or Exit 47 of I-77 and travel Rt 717 to US-52 and go North

View Map and Driving Directions

Wythe Ranger District at Wytheville: (276) 228-5551

Big Walker Lookout: (276) 663-4016

Website: http://gorp.away.com/gorp/activity/byway/va_bigwa.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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