Welcome to Tazewell County

Mountains of Adventure!


If it is true that mountains draw you in, then pack your bags for a long stay in Tazewell County!  The adventure tourism capital of the Appalachians, Tazewell County is home to the best ATV trails, motorcycle routes, hiking, biking and other adventures in the mid Atlantic region.  Aside from adventure tourism, the scenic vistas in this county are to be matched by none – it is a photographer’s paradise!





Home of the famed “Back of the Dragon”, Tazewell County is home to the best motorcycle riding in the Appalachians.  Check out our Back of the Dragon page for more information!






The newly constructed Original Pocahontas OHV Trail is drawing accolades from ATV enthusiasts far and wide.  Constructed to be a more technical trail than most, the OP offers the beginner and the expert rider the same thrills.



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Tazewell County has an abundance of walking and hiking trails, from Bluefield to Richlands.  From beginner trails to novice climbs, information can be found on the varying trails at the Visitors Center in Bluefield, Virginia.







3_BGC_MarkZhu_082011Cyclists the world over enjoy riding the mountain roads our region offers.  The Heart of Appalachia Bicycle Route dissects our county, drawing high accolades from all who ride it.  As well, there are bicycle routes through many of our historic towns.





411Cavitt’s Creek Park is the center piece of the Tazewell County Parks and Recreation offerings.  Primitive and full hook-up RV camping, as well as numerous bath houses, picnic shelters, paddle boats and great fishing are offered here.  There are also five other great parks in the county, one in each town.  Information on those can be found on our Plan Your Trip section.




Relive history in our world class museums!  Historic Crab Orchard Museum offers visitors a peek back in time from the Woodland Indian Period to modern ages, while the Pocahontas Exhibition Mine and Museum offers visitors a first hand look at the Industrial Revolution!





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Explore the work of contemporary and traditional mountain artists on the newly designed Tazewell County Artisan Network.  Boutiques, galleries and the artisans themselves are featured to give all art enthusiasts plenty to choose from.  Coming Soon!