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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

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

Devil's Marbleyard

(4) Glasgow, VA
gem Favorite Looking at the Catawba Valley from Tinker Cliffs.

Tinker Cliffs

(2) Daleville, VA
gem Favorite The top brings incredible views of the surrounding area as a reward for your effort.

Dragon's Tooth

(2) 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
gem Favorite Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge

(1) 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 - 31

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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 Sunrise at McAfee Knob.
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 The top brings incredible views of the surrounding area as a reward for your effort.
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 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 The top brings incredible views of the surrounding area as a reward for your effort.
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 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 Sharp Top summit -- awesome view!
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
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 You may have the opportunity to meet the friendly ponies at Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia.
Difficult

Grayson Highlands 50K Trail Race

26.0 mi 41.8 km 3,538' Up 1078.33 m Up 3,444' Down 1049.73 m Down

Marion, VA

Southwestern Virginia Running

  • 1,581 Miles 2,545 Kilometers of Trail
  • 31 Recommended Routes
  • 9 Gems Gems
  • 67 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 198 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 67 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southwestern Virginia - 301

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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 
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
88.8 mi 143.0 km #4AT: Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club - East (VA)
Difficult
Pembroke, VA
Difficult
Pembroke, VA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #5Twin Pinnacles Trail
Intermediate
Marion, VA
Intermediate
Marion, VA
22.4 mi 36.1 km #6Iron Mountain Trail
Difficult
Marion, VA
Difficult
Marion, VA
26.7 mi 42.9 km #7Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail: Birch Knob Section
Difficult
Pikeville, KY
Difficult
Pikeville, KY
2.0 mi 3.3 km #8Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail
Easy
Salem, VA
Easy
Salem, VA
3.6 mi 5.8 km #9Lakeside Trail
Intermediate
Hollins, VA
Intermediate
Hollins, VA
3.4 mi 5.4 km #10Mill Mountain Greenway
Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA
Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA

Photos of Southwestern Virginia - 256

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You may have the opportunity to meet the friendly ponies at Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia.
Apr 15, 2017 near Marion, VA
Hiawassee Bridge
Sep 13, 2021 near Pulaski, VA
The Cascades
May 2, 2018 near Pembroke, VA
Storms over North Carolina.
Jan 20, 2016 near Adwolf, 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
This view makes the climb worth while!
Jun 19, 2018 near Wytheville, VA