The Wilderness Road Trail is a 10 mile route open to horseback riding. Wilderness Road State Park is about 310 acres that lie astride the Wilderness Road, a route carved by Daniel Boone in 1775. The route, which followed a buffalo trace, opened Americas first western frontier.
To reach the trailhead from Interstate 40 (Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tenn.): Travel east on I-40 about 15 miles. Take exit 421 onto Interstate 81 and head north. Go about 8 miles, then take exit 8 (Morristown, White Pine) north onto U.S. 25 and continue for about 40 miles until you reach Tazewell, Tenn. Stay on U.S. 25E another 10 miles to Harrogate, Tenn. Exit right onto U.S. 58 (toward Jonesville, Va.). Wilderness Road State Park is about 8 miles on the left (Martin's Station Trail) across from Elydale Elementary School.
Overall, Wilderness Road Trail is the 34th most popular horse trail of all 35 horseback rides in Virginia.