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Gems in Southwestern Virginia - 9

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gem Favorite Photo by Sam Dean Photography for Roanoke Outside Foundation

McAfee Knob

(28) Salem, VA
gem Favorite Scrambling in Devil's Marbleyard

Devil's Marbleyard

(8) Glasgow, VA
gem Favorite View at the end of blue blaze trail next to the "tooth" facing east!

Dragon's Tooth

(5) Salem, VA
gem Favorite View from inside the Sand Cave.

Sand Cave

(7) Loyall, KY
gem Favorite Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge

(2) Glasgow, VA
gem Favorite View from the top of Bald Knob (located at the end of the Bald Knob Trail).

Bald Knob

(2) Pembroke, VA
gem Favorite Looking at the Catawba Valley from Tinker Cliffs.

Tinker Cliffs

(5) Daleville, VA
gem Favorite View from White Rocks of southwestern Virginia.

White Rocks Overlook

(4) unknown, unknown
gem Favorite This view makes the climb worth while!

High Rocks

(1) Wytheville, VA

Recommended Routes in Southwestern Virginia - 32

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Favorite Storms over North Carolina.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Massie Gap to Mt Rogers Summit Out and Back

8.6 mi 13.8 km 1,351' Up 411.86 m Up 1,351' Down 411.66 m Down

Marion, VA
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Favorite Sunrise at McAfee Knob.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

McAfee Knob

7.4 mi 12.0 km 1,340' Up 408.53 m Up 1,344' Down 409.56 m Down

Salem, VA
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Favorite Photo by Sam Dean Photography for Roanoke Outside Foundation
Difficult Difficult

Virginia's Triple Crown Loop

34.8 mi 55.9 km 6,774' Up 2064.63 m Up 6,778' Down 2065.99 m Down

Salem, VA
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Favorite Fog clearing from the valley below.
Difficult Difficult

Dragon's Tooth

4.8 mi 7.7 km 1,162' Up 354.24 m Up 1,174' Down 357.81 m Down

New Castle, VA
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Favorite The view from the summit.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Grayson Highlands: A.T. – Pine Mtn Loop

12.3 mi 19.8 km 1,872' Up 570.52 m Up 1,872' Down 570.63 m Down

Marion, VA
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Favorite Cascade Fall - July 2018
Intermediate Intermediate

Cascade Falls Loop

4.0 mi 6.4 km 798' Up 243.33 m Up 797' Down 242.93 m Down

Pembroke, VA
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Favorite Behind the Rocky Knob.
Difficult Difficult

Rock Castle Gorge Trail

11.0 mi 17.8 km 2,377' Up 724.46 m Up 2,381' Down 725.82 m Down

Woolwine, VA
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Favorite Overlook at the top!
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Sharp Top Out-and-Back

2.9 mi 4.7 km 1,242' Up 378.58 m Up 1,242' Down 378.48 m Down

Buchanan, VA
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Favorite Virginia Creeper Trail in the fall.
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail

34.7 mi 55.9 km 1,118' Up 340.8 m Up 2,599' Down 792.07 m Down

Jefferson, NC
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Southwestern Virginia Hiking

  • 1,226 Miles 1,973 Kilometers of Trail
  • 32 Recommended Routes
  • 9 Gems Gems
  • 57 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 237 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 83 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southwestern Virginia - 345

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57.5 mi 92.6 km #1AT: Mt. Rogers Appalachian Trail Club (VA)
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Emory, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Emory, VA 10 
2.7 mi 4.4 km #2Andy Layne Trail
Difficult Difficult
New Castle, VA
Difficult Difficult
New Castle, VA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #3Twin Pinnacles Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Marion, VA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Marion, VA
88.8 mi 143.0 km #4AT: Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club - East (VA)
Difficult Difficult
Pembroke, VA
Difficult Difficult
Pembroke, VA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #5Bald Knob Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Pembroke, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Pembroke, VA
5.1 mi 8.1 km #6Ewing Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Jonesville, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Jonesville, VA
3.6 mi 5.8 km #7Lakeside Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Hollins, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Hollins, VA
3.4 mi 5.4 km #8Mill Mountain Greenway
Intermediate Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #9Hanging Rock Trail #5019
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
New Castle, VA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
New Castle, VA
4.3 mi 6.9 km #10Scales Road 613
Intermediate Intermediate
Marion, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Marion, VA

Photos of Southwestern Virginia - 280

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The view from the summit.
Sep 30, 2015 near Adwolf, VA
Storms over North Carolina.
Jan 20, 2016 near Adwolf, VA
You may have the opportunity to meet the friendly ponies at Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia.
Apr 15, 2017 near Marion, VA
Photo by Sam Dean Photography for Roanoke Outside Foundation
Apr 27, 2017 near Salem, VA
Ponies! This playful youngster, a wild pony, is one of the many treasures of the Mt. Rogers countryside.
Jul 3, 2017 near Marion, VA
Panoramic view to the east southeast from below the lookout platform. Beware - the winds can really whip around the rocks.
Jul 23, 2017 near Rural R…, VA
Sunrise at McAfee Knob.
Oct 12, 2017 near Salem, VA
The Cascades
May 2, 2018 near Pembroke, VA

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