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781 mi 1,257 km of trail 13 Recommended Routes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 10 Trails Intermediate Trails 87 Trails Hard Trails 45 Trails
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gem Favorite Edge of Devil's Marbleyard

Devil's Marbleyard

(2) Glasgow, VA

Recommended Routes in Jefferson National Forest - 11

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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 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 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 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 Edge of 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 Angel's Rest is the perfect place to take in views of the area.
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 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 Just having a little fun.
Difficult

Sulphur Springs Price Mountain Loop

4.9 mi 7.9 km 1,282' Up 390.69 m Up 1,268' Down 386.41 m Down

Fincastle, VA

Trails in Jefferson National Forest - 129

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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 10 
22.4 mi 36.1 km #2Iron Mountain Trail
Difficult
Marion, VA
Difficult
Marion, VA
88.8 mi 143.0 km #3AT: Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club - East (VA)
Difficult
Pembroke, VA
Difficult
Pembroke, VA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #4Hanging Rock Trail #5019
Easy/Intermediate
New Castle, VA
Easy/Intermediate
New Castle, VA
4.3 mi 6.9 km #5Scales Road 613
Intermediate
Marion, VA
Intermediate
Marion, VA
5.8 mi 9.4 km #6Patterson Mountain Trail #148
Intermediate/Difficult
Fincastle, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Fincastle, VA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #7Bear Creek Trail
Intermediate
Atkins, VA
Intermediate
Atkins, VA
0.7 mi 1.2 km #8Roaring Run Loop Trail (264)
Difficult
Fairlawn, VA
Difficult
Fairlawn, VA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #9Wilburn Ridge Trail
Difficult
Marion, VA
Difficult
Marion, VA
2.4 mi 3.8 km #10Belfast Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Glasgow, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Glasgow, VA
90.7 mi 145.9 km #11AT: Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club
Intermediate/Difficult
Blue Ridge, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Blue Ridge, VA
7.3 mi 11.7 km #12Poverty Creek Trail
Intermediate
Blacksburg, VA
Intermediate
Blacksburg, VA
3.2 mi 5.1 km #13First Peak Trail
Difficult
Marion, VA
Difficult
Marion, VA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #14Streamside Trail
Intermediate
Fairlawn, VA
Intermediate
Fairlawn, VA
6.0 mi 9.6 km #15Virginia Highlands Horse Trail (VHHT): Scales to Crest Trail
Intermediate
Marion, VA
Intermediate
Marion, VA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #16Dragon's Tooth Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
New Castle, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
New Castle, VA
3.0 mi 4.8 km #17Rowland Creek Trail #164
Difficult
Adwolf, VA
Difficult
Adwolf, VA
8.6 mi 13.9 km #18Upper Hoop Hole Trail (5001)
Intermediate
Fairlawn, VA
Intermediate
Fairlawn, VA
0.3 mi 0.6 km #19Comers Rock Overlook Trail
Intermediate
Rural Retreat, VA
Intermediate
Rural Retreat, VA
3.4 mi 5.5 km #20Apple Orchard Falls Trail
Intermediate
Buchanan, VA
Intermediate
Buchanan, VA

Photos of Jefferson National Forest - 94

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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
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 view from the summit.
Sep 30, 2015 near Adwolf, VA
Near the Mt. Rogers summit.
Sep 30, 2015 near Adwolf, VA
Angel's Rest is the perfect place to take in views of the area.
Apr 13, 2017 near Pearisburg, VA
On the way to the Mt. Rogers summit.
Sep 30, 2015 near Marion, VA