Appalachian Backroads Motorcycle Routes

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Explore the backroads of Norton and the surrounding Heart of Appalachia region by motorcycle. Check out the below routes that cross through Norton. 

WoodBooger

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Driving Directions

Approximately 78 Miles

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

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Strippers Run

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Driving Directions

Approximately 63 Miles

  • Start in Wise on 23 N toward Kentucky state line
  • L on S 119 in KY toward Whitesburg
  • S 119 turns left at the red light onto the Kentucky Scenic Byway
  • L on 932 toward Bad Branch Falls
  • Turns into 671
  • Right on Hwy 23 S back to Wise

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Corkscrew

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Driving Directions

Approximately 123 Miles

  • Start in Wise Bus. 23
  • R on 646 to UVA Wise
  • R on 706 Tacoma Mountain
  • L on Alt 58 to Coeburn
  • L Exit 1 Front Street
  • L on 72
  • L on 646
  • R on 644 MountainRose Vineyard on the left
  • R on 640
  • L on 645
  • Stay L 636 Birchfield Rd
  • R on us.3
  • R on 23N toward KY
  • R on 630 stay right
  • L on 631
  • L on 611
  • L on 80 toward Breaks Interstate Park to Elkhorn City, KY
  • L on 197 Elkhorn Creek Rd
  • L on 805 to Jenkins, KY
  • L on 23 to Pound,  23 S to Wise

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