Devil's Marbleyard Via Belfast Trail

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Devil's Marbleyard Via Belfast Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Natural Bridge Station, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1489 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Follow 501 North to the Blue Ridge Parkway. From there take a left onto the park way and follow it for about 7 miles then make a right onto Petites Gap rd. (Petites Gap rd. is a single lane dirt/gravel road on the side of a mountain. Be very careful on your way there and back.) The trail head is about 2.7 miles on your right.

2 days ago

Nice hike to the rock scramble which is the best part. A few very small stream crossings. The trail heading back down from the very top is pretty rough which is my only negative.

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3 days ago

This is an easy hike. Kids will love climbing on the rocks. Just watch for snakes. I tried to do the loop but couldn't find the trail where it intersects so I turned around. Be prepared if you try this and attempt to bushwhacked. Parking can be a challenge. Great hike at a unique place.

11 days ago

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12 days ago

One of my favorite trails in Virginia. If you're not too worried about snakes, it's awesome to go out at night in the summer, lay on the warm rocks and watch the stars.

16 days ago

1 month ago

8/23/15 great leg workout awesome rock scrabble I would do it 10 more times

1 month ago

very hard but stunning

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1 month ago

Hell of a hike but fun their is a easy path if u don't want to climb rocks

1 month ago

Tough climb and a great workout. Huge boulder field to traverse!!!

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2 months ago

One of the most unique trails in the area. Great day hike. VERY limited parking.

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4 months ago

Had a great time with this hike today. I would recommend the out and back here. There are some other areas that show this as a loop. The trail at the top by the camp ground area, is a small trail, and ends quickly. It is not marked. Not for those who are not ready to hike off trail to get back to parking. Very fun area. This a must do, simply for the beauty of these rock formations.

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4 months ago