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.
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.
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.
Hiking up the rocks and back down the trail behind them made for a great day trip!
Demanding hike, make sure to bring your big boy pants and leave your dead weight at home. Great rock scramble, beautiful views.
One of my all-time favs. It's a rock scrambling haven. Think adult obstacle course. Smooth start to the base serves as a great warmup. The rock scramble is fantastic, and no matter how many times you go, you can go a different route making this a great repeater! Once you reach the top, turn around for a right breathtaking view (if you have any breath left) of those famous Blue Ridges.
For a beginner hiker like myself, this was hard. All uphill and rocky, but wow, did I feel great when I got to the marble yard. I'm a bit scared of hike so and the big gaping areas between the rocks so I only went up half way, but it was fun nonetheless.
It was amazing going up and down highly recommended for an adventure