Lake Keokee Loop (Forest Trail #402)

Area Status: Open

Lake Keokee Loop Trail circles Lake Keokee, which is a popular fishing lake near Big Stone Gap, VA.

Trail Open To:

Trail HikingBicycle Riding

At a Glance

Fees: No fee
Open Season: Open year round
Closest Towns: Appalachia, VA - Lee County
Water: No drinking water available. All water taken from natural sources should be purified before use.
Restroom: Vault Toilet at Parking Lot; Open Year Round.
Operated By: Clinch Ranger District: (276) 679-8370
Information Center: For more information contact: Clinch Ranger District 1700 Park Avenue SW, Norton, VA 24273. 276-679-8370 Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 12:00 and 12:30 - 4:30 Current weather conditions for Pound, VA:

General Information


From Appalachia, VA: Follow Highway 68 West/Inman Road for 7.5 miles. Turn left onto SR 623 and follow for 0.5 miles. Turn left onto SR 876. SR 876 leads straight into the parking lot of Lake Keokee.

General Notes:
  • Trail Length:  3.70 miles
  • Blazes:  Yellow
  • Trail Difficulty:  Moderate
  • Connecting Trails:  FT #207 - Stone Mountain Trail via FT #327 - Olinger Gap Trail
  • Elevation:  3340 - 3580 feet
  • Trail Access Points (Approximate LAT/LONG):
    • LAT 36.855 LONG  -82.8633
  • Trail Etiquette: Read the Sharing the Trail & Trail Etiquette Brochure.
  • Trail Map: It is recommended that all trail users always carry a reliable map. This trail is shown on the Interactive Visitor Map and the National Geographic/Trails Illustrated Map #793.  Maps may be purchased at some local District Ranger Stations, at outdoor retail locations or by visiting the National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated website.

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  Area/Length : 
3.70 miles

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  Elevation : 
3340 - 3580 feet