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East River Mountain Overlook

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The drive up the mountain was a little curvy but well worth it. About 7-8 miles out of the way but... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Totally Breathtaking view

This location has a breathtaking view. Take your time going up the mountain. It will be well worth... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The drive up the mountain was a little curvy but well worth it. About 7-8 miles out of the way but what the heck. The view is amazing. They do have restrooms and parking.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank keenangoals
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

This location has a breathtaking view. Take your time going up the mountain. It will be well worth it once you reach the summit. We wish we knew about the picnic tables. This would have been a great location for a family lunch. Be very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Traveler657403
Reviewed 26 December 2017

If you are visiting Bluefield for the first time East River Mountain Overlook is a must stop. You will be able to see both Bluefields VA/WV in a panoramic view. Make sure you drive down the southern end of the mountain into Rocky Gap and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Al M
Reviewed 6 December 2017

A great place to view Bluefield. Very beautiful scenery, especially in the fall. A great stop for bikers and Sunday drivers.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Angie F
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Beautiful view on a clear day and you will have the overlook all to yourself. It is even more interesting when you can watch the fog roll in.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank krogersmann
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

If you need a peacful escape for a day this is the place...So beautiful especial while the leaves are changing. There are places to gill amd picnic tables. The squirrels are a lot of fun to watch and the view is amazing!

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank springflutterby
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Nice parking facility. View is quite panoramic and expansive. No real tree obstruction. Road is very easy from Bluefield. If you are coming from Blacksburg, VA area, go thru Narrows and onto route 61, you'll follow beautiful Wolf Creek. Take a right at Rocky Gap...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank matt4603
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Looking down on this lovely valley, seeing all the chicory in blooming blues, one can understand why the first settlers called out, "Look at all those blue fields!" At least this was the story I heard while growing up in Bluefield. My mom garnered local...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank misspriss8888
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We stumbled on this by accident after coming over the mountain. We went through the mountain first then back over on the way back!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank mustangcyn44
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We had gone here on our way back to maryland. We stop in and was greeted with friendly people that worked there. They told us a lot about the history. We hung out for a good hour and highly recommend to out of towners it's...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Todd C
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30 August 2018|
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Response from Traveler657403 | Reviewed this property |
It is not too dangerous. Just take your time going up and please be careful coming down. You won’t be disappointed once you reach the summit. The view is breathtaking! Enjoy!!
27 December 2017|
Response from springflutterby | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is a very small area but it would be beautiful!
Tiffany P
20 October 2016|
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