THE WOODBOOGER

The Woodbooger is called Big Foot in other parts of the nation. It lives in the highlands near Norton and is memorialized by the Woodbooger statue at Flag Rock, which provides panoramic views and hiking trails. After your photo op, tackle the curvy climb to High Knob.

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Approximately 154 miles

1. From 114 Harley Drive turn right onto South Mayo Trail
2. Turn right onto 23/119 South
3. Bare right on 119 South to Whitesburg
4. At second red light the intersection of 119 and 15 go straight and stay on 15
5. Go two more red lights and turn left staying on 15 for ¼ mile and turn left onto 931
6. Take 931 and stay straight onto 588 
7. Stay on 588 until it turns into 160 and stay on 160 to Gordon
8. At Gordon turn left, take 160 all the way to Cumberland
9. Stay on 160 thru Benham and Lynch all the way to Appalachia
10. Turn right onto 68, 68 turns into 606 before Keokee
11. Left on 421 to Pennington Gap
12. Left on 621, Right Poor Valley Road
13. Bare left to stay on 621, twice
14. Left on alt 58 to Big Stone Gap
15. At Norton take exit 1 then right onto 619 to Flag Rock, High Knob
16. Flag Rock entrance is on the left
17. Visit WoodBooger Statue
18. Leaving Flag Rock, turn left onto 619 to High Knob
19. Left on 238 to High Knob and turn right to visit the tower
20. Leaving tower go right onto 233 to High Knob Rec. area
21. Take 619 back to Norton
22. Get on 23 North back to Jenkins to finish the loop

LODGING

Best Western - Wise

124 Woodland Drive | 276-328-3500

Cane Patch Campground - Pound

10651 Canepatch Road | 276-679-8370

Carousel House Bed & Breakfast - Big Stone Gap

204 Shawnee Avenue East | 276-298-8160

Cave Springs Campground - Dryden

Route 845 | 276-679-8370

Country Inn and RV Park - Big Stone Gap

627 Gilley Avenue East | 276-523-0374

Days Inn - Norton

327 Wharton Lane | 276-679-5340

Econo Lodge - Norton

551 Highway 58 East | 276-679-1099

Flag Rock Campground - Norton

Route 619/Flag Rock Road | 276-679-0754

High Knob Lake Campground - Norton

FR 238 | 276-328-2931

Historic House Vacation Rental - Big Stone Gap

220 Wyandotte Avenue East | 276-523-2303

Inn At Wise - Wise

110 E Main Street | 276-321-7600

Jessie Lea Campground - Big Stone Gap

902 Wood Avenue W | 276-523-0055

Journey's Inn - Wise

9114 Camp Bethel Road | 800-359-4049

Poplar Hill Cottage - Big Stone Gap

10 W First Street | 276-523-1322

Quality Inn & Suites - Big Stone Gap

4609 Aerial Way | 276-523-5911

Southwest Virginia Museum Cottage - Big Stone Gap

10 West 1st Street North | 276-523-1322

Whispering Pines Family Campground - Wise

9050 Camp Bethel Road | 276-328-6876

DINING

Asia Café Grille & Buffet - Norton

750 Commonwealth Drive | 276-679-1502

 

DoughMakers Pizza - Norton

109 6th Street NW | 276-679-1099

El Dorado - Wise

225 East Main Street | 276-533-3175

Fishtales Family Restaurant - Norton

696 Hwy. 58A, VA/KY Shopping Center

276-679-1651

K&E Southern Sweets - Wise

332 East Main Street | 276-321-7752

Lincoln Road Coffee Lounge - Norton

736 Park Avenue NW | 276-325-0743

MiFinca Mexican Bar & Grill - Norton

987 Park Avenue NW | 276-679-3330

Monterrey Mexican - Wise

154 Ridgeview Rd. SW #6 | 276-679-5850

Moon Dog Brick Oven - Wise

302 Main Street | 276-321-7452

Prime Sirloin Family Steakhouse- Norton

1728 Park Avenue NW | 276-679-0673

Reno's Roadhouse - Wise

132 Woodland Avenue | 276-328-2924

Robo's Drive-In - Pound

9233 Orby Cantrell Hwy. | 276-796-5331

Roma's Pizzeria - Wise

313 Church Street NW | 276-328-3714

Romano's Restaurant - Norton

999 Park Avenue NW | 276-679-1889

Snack Shack - Norton

528 Park Avenue NE | 276-679-1529

Sugar Hill Cidery - Norton

815 Park Avenue SW | 276-325-7313

The Diner, Tap Room & Pub - Inn at Wise

110 E Main Street | 276-321-7600

The Ugly Mug - Wise

407 East Main Street | 276-328-7060

Woodbooger Grille - Norton

921 Park Avenue SW | 276-325-0551

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ATTRACTIONS

3. Lee Theatre

41676 W Morgan Ave., Penington Gap, VA

5. SWVA Historic Museum State Park

10 W 1st Street N, Big Stone Gap

6. Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama

518 Clinton Avenue E, Big Stone Gap, VA

7. The Country Cabin

6034 Kent Junction Road, Norton VA

8. Flag Rock Recreation Area

Flag Rock Road, Norton, VA

9. High Knob Tower & Rec. Area

Route 233 W at the top of the mountain

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