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Gems in Jefferson National Forest - 3

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gem Favorite Scrambling in Devil's Marbleyard

Devil's Marbleyard

(8) Glasgow, VA
gem Favorite Fog clearing from the valley below.

Dragon's Tooth

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

Bald Knob

(2) Pembroke, VA

Recommended Routes in Jefferson National Forest - 9

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Favorite The views from Rocky Row are why you make the climb.
Intermediate/Difficult

Rocky Row

7.5 mi 12.0 km 1,873' Up 570.83 m Up 1,873' Down 570.8 m Down

Glasgow, VA
Favorite Apple Orchard Falls freezes solid in winter.
Intermediate/Difficult

Apple Orchard Falls - Cornelius Creek

7.8 mi 12.5 km 2,069' Up 630.78 m Up 2,067' Down 629.99 m Down

Buchanan, VA
Favorite Angel's Rest is the perfect place to take in views of the area.
Intermediate/Difficult

Angel's Rest Out and Back

5.3 mi 8.5 km 1,639' Up 499.54 m Up 1,638' Down 499.3 m Down

Pearisburg, 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 Scrambling in Devil's Marbleyard
Intermediate/Difficult

Devils Marbleyard Out and Back

2.8 mi 4.5 km 778' Up 237.17 m Up 778' Down 237.09 m Down

Glasgow, VA
Favorite No Photos
Intermediate

Fenwick Mines Recreation Area

2.1 mi 3.4 km 161' Up 49.04 m Up 161' Down 49.14 m Down

New Castle, VA
Favorite turn to kelly knob
Intermediate/Difficult

Kelly Knob Out and Back

7.9 mi 12.7 km 1,752' Up 534.1 m Up 1,752' Down 533.93 m Down

Blacksburg, VA
Favorite View from Wind Rock looking north.
Intermediate/Difficult

Potts Mountain-Salt Pond Mountain Loop

7.2 mi 11.6 km 1,101' Up 335.5 m Up 1,095' Down 333.9 m Down

Pembroke, VA
Favorite View from the ridgeline of Rice Fields
Intermediate

Rice Fields

7.0 mi 11.3 km 1,472' Up 448.8 m Up 1,472' Down 448.73 m Down

Pearisburg, VA

Jefferson National Forest Hiking

  • 436 Miles 701 Kilometers of Trail
  • 9 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 6 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 60 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 21 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Jefferson National Forest

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Trails in Jefferson National Forest - 78

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19.4 mi 31.2 km #1AT: Outdoor Club at Virginia Tech - North (WV/VA)
Intermediate
Pearisburg, VA
Intermediate
Pearisburg, VA
65.1 mi 104.8 km #2AT: Piedmont Appalachian Trail Hikers (VA)
Intermediate/Difficult
Marion, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Marion, VA
8.4 mi 13.5 km #3AT: Outdoor Club at Virginia Tech - South (VA)
Intermediate
Bland, VA
Intermediate
Bland, VA
37.0 mi 59.6 km #4AT: Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club - West (VA)
Intermediate/Difficult
Bland, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Bland, VA
3.4 mi 5.5 km #5Apple Orchard Falls Trail
Intermediate
Buchanan, VA
Intermediate
Buchanan, VA
2.4 mi 3.8 km #6Belfast Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Glasgow, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Glasgow, VA
3.0 mi 4.8 km #7Cornelius Creek Trail
Intermediate
Buchanan, VA
Intermediate
Buchanan, VA
1.0 mi 1.7 km #8Apple Orchard Spur #17A
Intermediate
Buchanan, VA
Intermediate
Buchanan, VA
1.9 mi 3.0 km #9Hunting Creek Trail #3
Difficult
Glasgow, VA
Difficult
Glasgow, VA
1.2 mi 1.9 km #10Cornelius Creek Spur #18A
Intermediate
Buchanan, VA
Intermediate
Buchanan, VA

Photos of Jefferson National Forest - 138

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Near the Mt. Rogers summit.
Sep 30, 2015 near Adwolf, VA
On the way to the Mt. Rogers summit.
Sep 30, 2015 near Marion, VA
The view from the summit.
Sep 30, 2015 near Adwolf, VA
Storms over North Carolina.
Jan 20, 2016 near Adwolf, VA
Angel's Rest is the perfect place to take in views of the area.
Apr 13, 2017 near Pearisburg, 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
The Cascades
May 2, 2018 near Pembroke, VA