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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

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

Devil's Marbleyard

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

Dragon's Tooth

(4) Salem, VA
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 View from inside the Sand Cave.

Sand Cave

(6) Loyall, KY
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

(3) 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 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
Favorite You may have the opportunity to meet the friendly ponies at Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia.
Difficult

Grayson Highlands Half Marathon Trail Race

13.7 mi 22.0 km 2,060' Up 627.9 m Up 2,025' Down 617.22 m Down

Marion, VA
Favorite Ponies! This playful youngster, a wild pony, is one of the many treasures of the Mt. Rogers countryside.
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 Lake Loop Trail after boat ramp area
Intermediate

Mountain Do Tri 10K Trail Run

5.5 mi 8.8 km 587' Up 179.03 m Up 579' Down 176.47 m Down

Marion, 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 You may have the opportunity to meet the friendly ponies at Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia.
Difficult

Grayson Highlands 50 Mile

47.1 mi 75.8 km 6,259' Up 1907.66 m Up 6,193' Down 1887.55 m Down

Marion, VA
Favorite Trail marker.
Intermediate

Blue Ridge Music Center Loop

3.8 mi 6.2 km 540' Up 164.68 m Up 542' Down 165.1 m Down

Galax, VA
Favorite Storms over North Carolina.
Intermediate

Mt. Rogers Out-and-Back

9.7 mi 15.7 km 1,216' Up 370.51 m Up 1,214' Down 370.12 m Down

Marion, VA

Southwestern Virginia Running

  • 1,547 Miles 2,489 Kilometers of Trail
  • 32 Recommended Routes
  • 9 Gems Gems
  • 57 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 224 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 83 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southwestern Virginia - 332

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1.1 mi 1.7 km #1Trillium Trail
Difficult
Prices Fork, VA
Difficult
Prices Fork, VA
1.4 mi 2.2 km #2Skullcap Trail
Intermediate
Blacksburg, VA
Intermediate
Blacksburg, VA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #3Snake Root Trail
Intermediate
Blacksburg, VA
Intermediate
Blacksburg, VA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #4Jacobs Ladder Trail
Difficult
Prices Fork, VA
Difficult
Prices Fork, VA
1.7 mi 2.8 km #5Gateway Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Blacksburg, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Blacksburg, VA
8.4 mi 13.5 km #6Huckleberry Trail
Easy
Blacksburg, VA
Easy
Blacksburg, VA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #7Wong Park Outer Perimeter Walking Path
Easy
Blacksburg, VA
Easy
Blacksburg, VA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #8High Meadow Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Galax, VA
Easy/Intermediate
Galax, VA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #9Fisher Peak Loop Trail
Intermediate
Galax, VA
Intermediate
Galax, VA
8.5 mi 13.7 km #10Lake Keokee to High Butte and Roaring Branch
Intermediate/Difficult
Appalachia, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Appalachia, VA

Photos of Southwestern Virginia - 269

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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
The top brings incredible views of the surrounding area as a reward for your effort.
Apr 6, 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
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
This view makes the climb worth while!
Jun 19, 2018 near Wytheville, VA