Follow the historic trail of Daniel Boone and his 30 axemen to blaze the Wilderness Road Trail from Tennessee to Kentucky.

Music, Scenery, History

Scott County encompasses 534 square miles, with no more than 22,000 inhabitants. Our scenic scenic by-ways provide a glimpse into our past, present, future. This is a place where folks still sit on the front porch and wave to cars passing on the road.   We welcome visitors and would love the chance to say, “Hello” or “How are you today.”

Tobacco drying in a barn


The Fincastle Turnpike was used by settlers traveling to the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail.  The Turnpike ran through the heart of Scott County and visitors today can take a driving tour to view many of the county’s historic attractions.

Crooked Road Music Trail

Crooked Road Music Trail

Experience first-hand how music is woven into the rich tapestry of tradition in Southwest Virginia. The variety is amazing – old-time string bands, a cappella gospel, blues, 300 year old ballads, bluegrass, and more.

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Skull Cracker Motorcycle Trail

Follow some of Scott County’s most scenic curvy roads down to the picturesque valley road along the Clinch River.  Then up over the ridge and back to the county seat.

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Panther’s Breath Motorcycle Route

This 70-plus mile route takes you through three of Southwest Virginia’s most scenic counties, with plenty of twists and turns to keep your motor running.



Located in the far southwestern part of Virginia, this birding and wildlife trail follows significant historical footpaths, including the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail.

Cooper Creek Railroad Trestle

Scott County Coal Heritage Trail

36-miles of historic Coal Heritage Trail in Scott County Virginia.