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Created by VA General Assembly in 1993, we've been helping visitors and tourism-related businesses for nearly 25 years!

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HEART of APPALACHIA VISITOR CENTER

3028 4th Avenue Market Square

PO Box 186, Saint Paul, VA 24283

© 2013-2019 Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority

Our back roads are just that, rural working roads, traveled by residents, farmers, coal transport and a variety of visitors. Use caution while traveling and check road conditions before  riding unfamiliar routes.  Enjoy your ride!
511Virginia.org offers road condition info.

ROADRUNNER

Motorcycling the High Mountain Country of Virginia is a stellar experience with mountaintop elevations. Appalachian Backroads celebrates our newest route, "RoadRUNNER," with stunning mountain roads that are heavily forested and travel through several small villages. This route is a favorite for riders in spring, summer and fall.  We want to thank our friends at RoadRUNNER Magazine for putting their personal seal of approval on our Appalachian Backroads... and especially this ride!

Approximately 160 miles

1. Start in Gate City on 71

2. L on 72 through Dungannon

3. Stay on 72 through Coeburn

4. R on 83 to Clintwood

5. L on 631

6. North on 611

7. R on 80

8. R on 83

9. L on 63

10. Stay on 63 to St. Paul

11. L on 4th Ave

12. L on 58

13. R on 71

To download a tank map for this route click the button below and unzip the zip file.

Appalachian Backroads St. Paul VA Highlights
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LODGING

Sleep Inn and Suites - Clintwood

5625 Dickenson Hwy   276-796-1058

Spring Branch Farm - Haysi

1318 Lazarus Branch Rd   276-865-4900

The Red Caboose Inn - Haysi

106 Bartley St   276-865-5337

Breaks Interstate Park Lodge, Cabins, Campground

627 Commission Cir   276-865-4413

Misty Mountain Cottage - Clintwood

5284 Dickenson Hwy   276-926-4403

Bluegill R & R - Clintwood

214 Ridgecrest Pk  276-870-3548

Ralph Stanley Museum Lodging - Clintwood

249 E. Main St   276-926-8383

Hometown Lodging - Clintwood

139 Beverly St   703-256-6772

Cranesnest Campground - Haysi

Flannagan Dam Rec Area 192 White Water Rd   276-835-9544

Pound River Campground - Haysi

Flannagan Dam Rec Area 192 White Water Rd   276-835-9544

Lower Twin Campground - Haysi

Flannagan Dam Rec Area 192 White Water Rd   276-835-9544

Mountain View Lodge - St. Paul

16602 Wise St   276-275-3743

St. Paul Suites & Cottages - St. Paul

16622 Broad St   276-762-5140

Western Front Hotel - St. Paul

3025 4th Ave   757-345-0051 - Coming Soon

Maggie Way Campground - St. Paul

3418 Hidden Acres Rd   276-762-5497

Ridge Runner Campground - St. Paul

4111 Russell Creek Rd   678-758-4229

Holiday Inn Express - Lebanon

228 Regional Park Rd   276-880-0159

Ma & Pa's Trails Inn - Castlewood

18928 Hwy 58A   276-762-7533

DINING

Teddy's Restaurant - Nickelsville

11804 Nickelsville Hwy   276-479-3128

Frosty Bossy - Coeburn

314 Front St E   276-395-2083

Big Boys Pizza - Coeburn

230 Front St E   276-395-6666

Peg's Diner - Coeburn

208 2nd St SW    276-807-7558

Rhododendron Restaurant - Breaks

627 Commission Circle   276-865-4413

Pizza Plus - Haysi

408 Main St   276-865-4400

Pizza Factory - Haysi

279 Main St   276-865-4503

Main Street Pizzeria & Grill - Haysi

279 Main St     276-865-4422

Martha's Place Too - Haysi

23740 Dickenson Hwy   276-218-0705

McClure Lunch Box - McClure

161 Ole Shay Circle   276-835-8040

 

Huddle House - Clintwood
5692 Dickenson Hwy   276-926-8871

 

Huddle House - St. Paul

16414 Johnnie Ramey Dr   276-762-5790

 

Sugar Hill Brewing Company - St. Paul

16622 Broad St   276-738-1088

Donut Connection - St. Paul

16402 Wise St   276-738-3088

Giovanni's Pizza - St. Paul

3033 4th Ave   276-762-9898

Fat Boys BBQ - St. Paul

16601 Russell St   276-455-1623

Romano's II - Castlewood

2 Memorial Dr   276-762-2335

El Palenque Mexican - Castlewood

18928 Hwy 58A   276-762-5228

Ma & Pa's Restaurant - Castlewood

18928 Hwy 58A   276-762-7533

ATTRACTIONS

7. The Country Cabin II

6034 Kent Junction Rd, Norton, VA

8. Flag Rock Recreation Area

Flag Rock Rd, Norton, VA

9. High Knob Tower & Recreation Area

Hwy 33 W at the top of the mountain

 

10. Creation Kingdom Zoo

1642 Snowflake Rd, Gate City, VA

11. Carter Family Fold

3449 A P Carter Hwy, Hiltons, VA

12. Bush Mill

Junction of 680 & 681 N of Nickelsville, VA

13. MountainRose Vineyards

10439 N Reservoir Rd, Wise, VA

14. Lays Hardware Music Venue

413 Front St E, Coeburn, VA

15. Ralph Stanley Museum

249 Dickenson Hwy, Clintwood, VA

16. Phipps Family Museum

249 Dickenson Hwy, Clintwood, VA

17. John Flannagan Dam and Marina

192 White Water Rd, Haysi, VA

18. Breaks Interstate Park

627 Commission Cir, Breaks, VA

19. Sugar Hill Brewing Company

16622 Broad St, St Paul, VA

20. Old Russell County Courthouse

24071 Hwy 58A, Castlewood, VA

25. Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure

1124 Chipping Sparrow Rd, Grundy, VA

26. Poplar Gap Park

VA-604, Grundy, VA

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