Breaks Interstate Park

MODERATE 24 reviews
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Breaks Interstate Park is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Haysi, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.7 miles
1650 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly






mountain biking

nature trips

scenic driving


whitewater kayaking





wild flowers



Breaks Interstate Park 627 Commission Circle Breaks, VA 24607 Phone: (276) 865-4413 Email: Park Manager: Matt O'Quinn

2 months ago

Been here a few times! Very nice trails and beautiful views!

3 months ago

5 months ago

8 months ago

Enjoyed a weekend getaway with some hiking, sightseeing, and geocaching. We hiked a total of nine trails which we turned into an insane loop throught the park. The hike turned out awesome, even hiked over into Kentucky to capture a geocache and enjoy a quick lunch break at the picnic shelter. We stayed in one of the cottages which it was very peaceful, quiet, and relaxing. Will definitely come here again!

scenic driving
9 months ago

Amazing place and right here in Virginia! I have read about this park many times in the monthly Virginia State Parks email, but seeing it is still more that I expected.

scenic driving
9 months ago

Beautiful park with the usual nice staff. Virginia has the nicest rangers and staff, which always adds value to the experience.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Such a beautiful place

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Sunday, June 12, 2016

The River Trail is accessed best via Geological after parking at State Line Overlook. Steep rocky trail.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Great trails

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Walked all trails except the river trail. Amazing views and somewhat challenging hill/rock climbs on the prospect trail.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Great trail!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

There are lots of great views to see throughout the trails. Plenty of climbing, too.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Thursday, April 09, 2015

This was a gorgeous hike, enjoyed all the climbing!!

Friday, November 07, 2014

Beautiful!!! Scenery is gorgeous, and the people are I encountered were very friendly. I've been here twice in my life, and hope to return again!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Great hike, rugged trails and the vistas are awesome. Certainly a hike to remember.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

This is probably the most amazing trail I have hiked (and I have hiked all over the Smokies)! Their are so many amazing views the entire hike. To view photos and learn more about the trails, visit

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Breaks Interstate Park is a great destination along the Kentucky/Virginia border. The breaks are essentially a 1000 foot deep canyon carved by the Russel Fork and are referred to as the 'Grand Canyon of The South'. The views from the many different lookout points are breathtaking. You also stand a good chance of seeing a train rumbling though a tunnel alongside the river. The trail itself can be challenging, the Prospectors trail is very rocky but offers several rock formations and the trail leading down to the river is very steep, as would be expected. The area also offers a lakeside trail.