The University of Virginia-Wise Wetlands Interpretive Trail

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The University of Virginia-Wise Wetlands Interpretive Trail is a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Wise, VA that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

0.4 miles 14 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

bugs

Short educational trail providing an overview of a constructed wetland system in Wise, Virginia. The University of Virginia-Wise Wetlands Interpretive Trail provides an overview of a constructed wetland site alongside a mixed hardwood forest on the campus of the University of Virginia's College at Wise. Features along the trail include multiple examples of the history and ecology of the area, as related to past coal mining activities. This site also provides a great overview of wetland wildlife, including plants, animals, and insects.