Area Status: Open
This area is 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: Trail is located on National Geographic/Trails Illustrated Map #793.  It is recommended that all trail users carry a reliable map at all times.  Maps may be purchased at some local District Ranger Stations, at outdoor retail locations or by visiting the National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated website.

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):
  • Trail Etiquette:  Trail etiquette for multiple use trails calls for horses to have the right-of-way.  Hikers should yield to horses.  Bicyclists should yield to horses and hikers.  Horse riders are responsible for the control of their horse at all times.

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