Natural Tunnel State Park

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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.

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How to get there[edit]

From Kingsport, TN:

  1. Take Highway US-23 north into Virginia for 18 miles.
  2. At park sign, turn right onto State Route 871 for bit over a mile.
  3. Veer right at State Route 646 until reaching park entrance.

Trailheads are at several points in the park.

Fees, Hours, Restrictions[edit]

Daily parking fee for passenger vehicles into VA state parks is $2 weekdays, $3 weekends.


Natural Tunnel State Park has nine walking trails:

Trails Distance Blaze Difficulty Usage
Cabin Trail 0.50 mi White Easy Dnr hiking.png Dnr bike.png
Carter Log Cabin Trail 0.13 mi Green Easy Dnr hiking.png
Gorge Ridge Trail 0.27 mi Yellow Medium Dnr hiking.png Dnr bike.png
Lover’s Leap Trail 0.40 mi Blue Medium Dnr hiking.png
Purchase Ridge Trail 2.07 mi Brown Medium Dnr hiking.png Dnr bike.png
Spring Hollow Trail 0.28 mi Gold Medium Dnr hiking.png
Tunnel Hill Trail 0.54 mi Orange Medium Dnr hiking.png Dnr bike.png
Tunnel Trail 0.27 mi Green Difficult Dnr hiking.png
Virginia Birding And Wildlife Trail 0.70 mi Red Medium Dnr hiking.png