Wilderness Road Trail in Ewing, Virginia is a popular destination for walkers, hikers, and tourists because of its inspiring natural features and interesting history. The trail stretches over eight miles along a path created by the early American folk hero Daniel Boone, and it contains a number of natural and historical points of interest: the famous Cumberland Gap is one of the trail’s most well-known landmarks. One of the best features of the trail is that it welcomes furry paws, so you can bring your dog along with you for an unforgettable hike!
There are a few trailheads at which you might want to start exploring Wilderness Road. If you’re interested in checking out the Cumberland Gap, then you can start at the westernmost trailhead located in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. The eastern trailhead is another option; it is located near Ewing, a modest but charming town that is worth visiting in its own right. You are sure to enjoy your hike through the scenic Virginia farmlands and plains no matter what trailhead you begin at — clusters of trees dot the landscape, wildflowers abound, and the handsome Cumberland Mountain watches over the landscape like a loving parent. About seven miles of the trail cross through this amazing landscape, and the remaining two miles of the trail in the west run along Route 58 (don’t worry, the trail is well-separated from the road).
When you are visiting Wilderness Road Trail, make sure you adhere to its rules and follow proper trail etiquette. Canine companions must stay leashed at all times, and you will need to bring bags to clean up after your dog as well. Restrooms can be found next to the trail in Wilderness Road State Park.
You and your dog are sure to love Wilderness Road Trail, and you’ll see why its one of the top trails in Virginia!