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Hiking Adventures in the Tug Valley

Go Explore!

The Tug Valley area is full of beautiful places to spend time outside. There is plenty of information online about the Hatfield-McCoy trail system and the Tug River, which offer lots of opportunities for anyone who enjoys riding or fishing. The Tug Valley Area Convention & Visitors Bureau has now added a new page to their website to highlight some of the hiking opportunities in the region.

A Hike for Every Experience Level

The new hiking guide provides information about 8 different hiking spots, all of them within 3.5 miles of downtown Williamson. Information is also provided about the difficulty of each hike, so everyone from experienced hikers to a family of newbies can find the right spot for them.

The guide includes directions for Death Rock, a local favorite for its killer view of the city and elevation of about 1,200 feet. On clear days, visibility from Death Rock can be up to 30 miles. Death Rock is one of the more difficult hikes the guide suggests. If you’re looking for something a little easier, Picnic Rock is another ideal spot. This outlook once had a radio tower, and those interested in local history can take a look at the radio tower control building.

Some of the locations highlighted in the guide are less than a mile from one another, so anyone looking to enjoy multiple views in a day can make a trip from ridge to ridge. The guide also warns any hikers to take safety measures, especially as the warmer months bring a greater risk of encountering local wildlife.

If you’re looking for a way to enjoy the beautiful scenery without going too far from home, be sure to check out the new hiking guide to get a more detailed description of each hiking spot. Don’t forget your camera! You’ll want to get some pics of the amazing views from these destinations!

For information on other activities and events happening through the Tug Valley CVB be sure to follow their Facebook page!

Article photos courtesy of the Tug Valley CVB Hiking Guide.

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