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1,189 mi 1,913 km of trail 29 Recommended Routes

Gems 5 Gems Easy Trails 37 Trails Intermediate Trails 172 Trails Hard Trails 70 Trails
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Gems in Southwestern Virginia - 5

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gem Favorite Photo by Sam Dean Photography for Roanoke Outside Foundation

McAfee Knob

(23) Salem, VA
gem Favorite Edge of Devil's Marbleyard

Devil's Marbleyard

(2) Glasgow, VA
gem Favorite View from inside the Sand Cave.

Sand Cave

(6) Loyall, KY
gem Favorite View from White Rocks of southwestern Virginia.

White Rocks Overlook

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

High Rocks

(1) Wytheville, VA

Recommended Routes in Southwestern Virginia - 24

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Favorite Storms over North Carolina.
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
Favorite McAfee Knob is the perfect place to rest and enjoy the view.
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
Favorite Photo by Sam Dean Photography for Roanoke Outside Foundation
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
Favorite Fog clearing from the valley below.
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
Favorite The view from the summit.
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
Favorite Cascade Fall - July 2018
Intermediate

Cascade Falls Loop

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

Pembroke, VA
Favorite Virginia Creeper Trail in the fall.
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
Favorite View from inside the Sand Cave.
Difficult

Ewing Trail - Sand Cave and White Rock

8.6 mi 13.8 km 2,239' Up 682.45 m Up 2,237' Down 681.96 m Down

Jonesville, VA

Trails in Southwestern Virginia - 250

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57.5 mi 92.6 km #1AT: Mt. Rogers Appalachian Trail Club (VA)
Intermediate/Difficult
Emory, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Emory, VA
2.7 mi 4.4 km #2Andy Layne Trail
Difficult
New Castle, VA
Difficult
New Castle, VA
6.8 mi 10.9 km #3Devil's Fork Loop Trail #401
Intermediate/Difficult
Norton, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Norton, VA
3.5 mi 5.6 km #4Harkening Hill Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Buchanan, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Buchanan, VA
22.4 mi 36.1 km #5Iron Mountain Trail
Difficult
Marion, VA
Difficult
Marion, VA
26.7 mi 42.9 km #6Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail: Birch Knob Section
Difficult
Pikeville, KY
Difficult
Pikeville, KY
2.0 mi 3.3 km #7Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail
Easy
Salem, VA
Easy
Salem, VA
88.8 mi 143.0 km #8AT: Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club - East (VA)
Difficult
Pembroke, VA
Difficult
Pembroke, VA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #9Hanging Rock Trail #5019
Easy/Intermediate
New Castle, VA
Easy/Intermediate
New Castle, VA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #10Star Trail
Difficult
Cedar Bluff, VA
Difficult
Cedar Bluff, VA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #11Twin Pinnacles Trail
Intermediate
Marion, VA
Intermediate
Marion, VA
4.3 mi 6.9 km #12Scales Road 613
Intermediate
Marion, VA
Intermediate
Marion, VA
5.1 mi 8.1 km #13Ewing Trail
Difficult
Jonesville, VA
Difficult
Jonesville, VA
8.6 mi 13.9 km #14Upper Hoop Hole Trail (5001)
Intermediate
Fairlawn, VA
Intermediate
Fairlawn, VA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #15Monument Trail
Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA
Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA
3.4 mi 5.4 km #16Mill Mountain Greenway
Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA
Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #17Ridgeline Trail
Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA
Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA
3.6 mi 5.8 km #18Lakeside Trail
Intermediate
Hollins, VA
Intermediate
Hollins, VA
8.2 mi 13.3 km #19Matthews State Forest MTB Trail
Intermediate
Galax, VA
Intermediate
Galax, VA
1.5 mi 2.5 km #20Big Cedar Creek Trail
Intermediate
Lebanon, VA
Intermediate
Lebanon, VA

Photos of Southwestern Virginia - 186

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Photo by Sam Dean Photography for Roanoke Outside Foundation
Apr 27, 2017 near Salem, VA
You may have the opportunity to meet the friendly ponies at Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia.
Apr 15, 2017 near Marion, VA
Storms over North Carolina.
Jan 20, 2016 near Adwolf, VA
The Cascades
May 2, 2018 near Pembroke, 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
McAfee Knob is the perfect place to rest and enjoy the view.
Jul 2, 2017 near Salem, VA
Sunrise at McAfee Knob.
Oct 12, 2017 near Salem, 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