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Hiking through the woods, VTC

Outdoor Recrea

You can spend weeks in the great outdoors of Russell County and still have not seen it all! There is something for all ages and interests. You can Hike our Nature Preserves. Explore the Channels - one of Virginia's most unique rock formations and so much more.

Bluebell Island in St. Paul

Bluebell Island Natural Area Preserve

St. Paul, Virginia

Quiet walking trail covered in blue bell flora, peak season is in early spring - April. Perfect easy loop for the family to enjoy the scenery along the river bed. 

Sugar Hill drone toward St Paul at Clinch River State Park

Clinch River State Park Sugar Hill Trail System

St. Paul, Virginia

Interested in a historical hike? The Sugar Hill loop is the perfect hike filled with beautiful views over the Clinch River State Park along with reminds of the old Sugar Hill French Settlement. 

Hiking, VIFL

Mendota Fire Tower

Mendota, Virginia

Views from Clinch Mountain a short hike over the mountain to stunning stunning views. Insta-worthy hike! 

Cleveland River Boardwalk

Cleveland, Virginia

Family friendly walk from the town park parking lot across the swinging bridge into what seems like a different world along the riverbend trail into the riverbend camp ground.

Cleveland Swinging
Bridge & Riverbend Trail

The Channels in Russell County, Virginia

Brumley Mountain Trail & The Channels

Elk Garden, Virginia

Over 2 mile moderate hike the wonderous natural rock formation and breathtaking views on the boarder of Russell and Washington counties. One of the Virginia's greatest natural wonders. 

Big Cedar Creek & Pinnacles in Honaker

Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve

Honaker, Virginia

A short walk from the parking lot to the pinnacle falls is a perfect place for fishing or a day of swimming.

Cleveland Barrens Directional Signage

Cleveland Barrens Natural Area Preserve

Cleveland, Virginia

One of the top six biodiversity hotspots in the United States. This hike offers overlooks of the Clinch River and of the natural area. 

Oxbow Lake, Town of St. Paul

Oxbow Lake & Walking Trail

St. Paul, Virginia

Perfect for the kids and family for a fun day in the sun. The Oxbow Lake walking trail you can spend the whole day fishing ($5 town fee) and picnicking. 

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