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Appalachian Backroad Routes

Appalachia Backroads

Heart of Appalachia Driving Routes

Southwest Virginia is filled with scenic views, the Heart of Appalachia has put together driving trails throughout the region including Russell County.

These backroad driving trails are to display the small towns and beautiful landscape that is hidden on the backroads of Appalachia.

Russell County has no shortage of views and backroads we have two major backroad trails that runs throughout the county including Roadrunner, Gargoyle, and Heartbreaker.

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Driving through the backroads of Russell and Tazewell Counties and experience the authentic definition of a small town in Honaker and Richlands. Virginia Route 80 is a designated Virginia Scenic Byway so allow time to stop and take in all the beauty only found in the Heart of Appalachia. 

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On this backroad adventure, you will be going through Russell, Scott, and Wise Counties while experiencing some of the beautiful small towns and landscapes of the Appalachian Mountains on the winding roads of the mountains. 

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Taking you through the farmland and natural landscapes of Russell, Wise, and Dickenson Counties. This driving trail also takes you by many hiking and walking trails great for families and friends looking for a grand adventure and to escape. 

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