Guest River Gorge Trail

Hiker on the Guest River Gorge Trail
Hiker on the Guest River Gorge Trail
Address
Clinch Ranger District
Jefferson National Forest
Wise, VA 24293
Region Heart Of Appalachia
Locality Wise
Phone: (276) 328-2931
Website www.fs.fed.us/r8/gwj

Rails to trails project that follows an old railroad right of way paralleling the Guest River, a Virginia Scenic River. Trout fishing is permitted in the river, as well as kayacking and canoeing. During the early 1900's when timber and coal were being hauled out of the remote areas of Dickenson County, this passage was used as a rail line. The history of the Gorge shows that millions of years ago the Guest River eroded a passage through Stone Mountain on its way to join the Clinch River. Cutting through massive rock, it opened a deep rock corridor that is a scenic wonder. Many other curiosities exist along the six mile trail, including an old railroad tunnel, bridges using the remaining railroad trestles, waterfalls and rock outcroppings.




Last Updated: 6/3/2011 3:41 PM
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