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Gems in Jefferson National Forest - 3

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gem Favorite Scrambling in Devil's Marbleyard

Devil's Marbleyard

(4) Glasgow, 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

Recommended Routes in Jefferson National Forest - 16

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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 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 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 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 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

Jefferson National Forest Running

  • 1,007 Miles 1,621 Kilometers of Trail
  • 16 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 23 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 104 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 43 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Jefferson National Forest - 154

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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 
88.8 mi 143.0 km #2AT: Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club - East (VA)
Difficult
Pembroke, VA
Difficult
Pembroke, VA
22.4 mi 36.1 km #3Iron Mountain Trail
Difficult
Marion, VA
Difficult
Marion, VA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #4Hanging Rock Trail #5019
Easy/Intermediate
New Castle, VA
Easy/Intermediate
New Castle, VA
0.1 mi 0.2 km #5Upper Cascades Falls Trail
Intermediate
Pembroke, VA
Intermediate
Pembroke, VA
4.3 mi 6.9 km #6Scales Road 613
Intermediate
Marion, VA
Intermediate
Marion, VA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #7Wilburn Ridge Trail
Difficult
Marion, VA
Difficult
Marion, VA
5.8 mi 9.4 km #8Patterson Mountain Trail #148
Intermediate/Difficult
Fincastle, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Fincastle, VA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #9Bear Creek Trail
Intermediate
Atkins, VA
Intermediate
Atkins, VA
5.3 mi 8.6 km #10Sulphur Spring Trail #3001
Intermediate
Glasgow, VA
Intermediate
Glasgow, VA

Photos of Jefferson National Forest - 131

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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
The top brings incredible views of the surrounding area as a reward for your effort.
Apr 6, 2017 near Salem, VA
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