Natural Tunnel State Park
Natural Tunnel, called the Eighth Wonder of the World by William Jennings Bryan, features the railroad passing through the 850 foot long tunnel plus camping, swimming pool, hiking, recreated block house, and picnicing.
How to get there
From Kingsport, TN:
- Take Highway US-23 north into Virginia for 18 miles.
- At park sign, turn right onto State Route 871 for bit over a mile.
- Veer right at State Route 646 until reaching park entrance.
Trailheads are at several points in the park.
Fees, Hours, Restrictions
Daily parking fee for passenger vehicles into VA state parks is $2 weekdays, $3 weekends.
Natural Tunnel State Park has nine walking trails:
|Cabin Trail||0.50 mi||White||Easy|
|Carter Log Cabin Trail||0.13 mi||Green||Easy|
|Gorge Ridge Trail||0.27 mi||Yellow||Medium|
|Lover’s Leap Trail||0.40 mi||Blue||Medium|
|Purchase Ridge Trail||2.07 mi||Brown||Medium|
|Spring Hollow Trail||0.28 mi||Gold||Medium|
|Tunnel Hill Trail||0.54 mi||Orange||Medium|
|Tunnel Trail||0.27 mi||Green||Difficult|
|Virginia Birding And Wildlife Trail||0.70 mi||Red||Medium|