Hike Through An Old Train Tunnel On The Powell River, A Beautiful Wooded Virginia Trail

Tucked away in the Appalachian woods of Virginia’s Wise County awaits a trail that combines the best of both worlds: nature and history. The Powell River Trail is a picturesque, 2.4-mile trek that offers hikers the chance to explore a former railway route. You’ll pass breathtaking scenery and even hike right through historic train tunnels as you enjoy the peaceful sounds of the flowing Powell River. Here’s more on this beautiful wooded Virginia trail that proves to be the perfect day trip adventure.

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Address: Powell River Trail, Appalachia, VA, USA