Best trails in Jefferson National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Jefferson National Forest, Virginia? AllTrails has 99 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 64 moderate trails in Jefferson National Forest ranging from 0.8 to 33.1 miles and from 1,030 to 5,728 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Cascades Falls Trail
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
The Cascades National Recreation Trail is a highly scenic, easy to moderate 4 or 5 mile out and back round-trip trail features a shaded mountain creek to a 66-foot waterfall within Jefferson National Show more
#2 - Devil's Marbleyard Via Belfast Trail
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
Devil's Marbleyard Via Belfast Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Natural Bridge Station, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. TShow more
#3 - Virginia's Triple Crown Loop
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 35.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Virginia Triple Crown is comprised of what many consider to be the state’s three best hiking destinations: McAfee Knob, Tinker Cliffs and Dragon’s Tooth. All are conveniently located within a few Show more
#4 - Mount Rogers Trail
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 6 h 38 m
Mount Rogers Trail is a 12.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Troutdale, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number ofShow more
#5 - Roaring Run Hoop Hole Trail
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 53 m
Roaring Run Hoop Hole Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Eagle Rock, Virginia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a numbShow more
#6 - Angel's Rest via Appalachian Trail
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
An amazing hike on a portion of the Appalachian trail. It gets pretty strenuous but is completely worth it for the two scenic overlooks. Makes sure you travel the extra 0.6 miles at the top to the secShow more
#7 - Virginia Creeper National Recreational Trail
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 33.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
Over 30 miles long and beautiful. Goes through forest, farms and fields. For hiking and mountain biking. Starts in Abingdon VA. The Va Creeper Trail stretches 34 miles from Abingdon, Virginia down thShow more
#8 - Terrapin Mountain Trail
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 5 h 31 m
The two overlooks provide fantastic views of Apple Orchard Mountain, Thunder Ridge, and the Peaks of Otter. There is also a waterfall beside the trail near the end of the hike.Show more
#9 - Virginia Creeper Trail: Damascus to Whitetop
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 17.1 mi • Est. 8 h 19 m
Virginia Creeper Trail: Damascus to Whitetop is a 17.1 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Damascus, Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a nShow more
#10 - Mount Rogers and Appalachian Trail Loop
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 21.2 mi • Est. 10 h 54 m
Mount Rogers and Appalachian Trail Loop is a 21.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Troutdale, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and offersShow more
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