Spearhead Trails offers Equestrian, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Blueways and Birding Trails with endless miles of adventures to meet and outdoor enthusiast’s needs.
Russel Fork Trail opened on July 27, 2019 at the trailhead in the Kiwanis Park. The trail is multi-use trail for hiking, biking, and horseback riding with about 10 miles of scenic unforgettable views connecting the Town of Haysi and the Breaks Interstate Park. While the trail was built with equestrian users in mind, the trail is also includes several loops for shorter horseback rides, hikes, or mountain bike rides.
Trailhead Address: 941 Kiwanis Park Road Haysi VA 24256
Beginning and ending in the town of Big Stone Gap (the namesake and setting of the 2014 movie starring Ashley Judd and Whoopi Goldberg), your journey will lead you past the highly photographed Powell Valley Overlook as you approach the City of Norton, eventually making your way to the Big Cherry Reservoir. Here you will find a network of dirt and gravel roads that lead around High Knob, where you will find the High Knob Fire Tower Lookout. This is a good time to stretch your legs for the short walk to the tower, where you will be greeted with magnificent long-range views of the Southwest Virginia mountains. Complete the loop back to Big Stone Gap, where you can visit the Harry W Meador Coal Museum or attend the Official Outdoor Drama of Virginia.
Trails of the Clinch
Beginning in Gate City, Virginia, this route takes you along the Clinch River as it winds its way into Tennessee. Along the way, your sights will include waterfalls, swinging bridges, and open, rolling farmland dotted with cattle, horses, sheep, and more! Be sure to plan a visit to the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Interpretive Center and the Natural Tunnel State Park as you pass through Duffield, VA.