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Wise County Virginia Hiking Trails

Red Fox Trail

George Washington and Jefferson National Forests

The easy, 1.0 mile Red Fox Trail is an historical trail, with Interpretive Signs placed at various locations along the trail telling the story of the Killing Rock and the Ambush there. Red Fox Trail travels under a canopy of hardwoods, hemlocks and rhododendron. The trail is in an old wagon roadbed that accessed Kentucky from Virginia.

Red Fox Trailhead is about 300 feet to the left down the gated road; a sign stands at the beginning of the Red Fox Trail.

Red Fox Trail ends at the Killing Rock where you will have to retrace your steps back to the beginning.


From Pound, go north on US 23 for about 1 mile. At US 23 Bypass, go right for about 1 mile until you come to dumpsters on the right. A gated road goes off to the left across US 23 Bypass; the trailhead is a short distance down that road. Park along the road, but please do not block the gate.

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