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Best trails in Jefferson National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Jefferson National Forest, Virginia? AllTrails has 102 great hiking trails, trail 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 67 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 - Dragon's Tooth Trail
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
The Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club maintains this section of trail and volunteers regularly pack out trash and maintain campsites to keep it beautiful. Please be mindful. Park rules and regulations Show more
#2 - Cascades Falls Trail
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
Note: $3 fee to park 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 withShow more
#3 - 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
#4 - The Great Channels via Brumley Mountain Trail
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 19 m
Incredibly scenic hike along Clinch Mountain from Hayter's Gap to Middle Knob along the 14-mile Brumley Mountain Trail, one of the East's newest long hiking trails. Although the Brumley Mountain TrailShow 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 - 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
#7 - 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
#8 - Cascades National Recreation Trail to Barney's Wall
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 4 h 9 m
NOTE: The trail is open, but bathrooms and other facilities may still be closed due to COVID 19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. The Cascades National Recreation Trail is a Show more
#9 - 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
#10 - Angel's Rest via Appalachian Trail
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 58 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
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