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
1463 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

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.

10 days ago

This trail IS NOT for the Wimps in the group. It gives the body a chance to warm up before it hits you with both barrels! The rock field is fantastic and gives one the opportunity to traverse an amazing natural formation that includes challenges for those that boulder to those that spelunk. This trail will become a favorite, give it a try, you will not be disappointed. Enjoy!

18 days ago

Great trail as long as you don't follow it, the fun part being rock climbing

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Well marked and pretty moderate in difficulty. I’m pretty athletic and I did get winded a few times but it’s definitely doable! The last scramble over the rocks is a little bit daunting but the view is definitely worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

Pictures don't do it justice

hiking
2 months ago

I live in Lynchburg about 45 minutes away. Been up there many times. Anytime an out of towner asks me where to go I suggest the Marble Yard. It is an awseome hike. Weekdays are better than weekends, parking can be an issue.

2 months ago

Awesome! This was beautiful on a clear day.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

Very difficult once you reach the rock scramble, but a whole lot of fun!

hiking
4 months ago

Loved this hike it was tough and very hot but loved it!

5 months 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.

hiking
5 months 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.

hiking
5 months 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.

6 months ago

very hard but stunning

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

hiking
9 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.

hiking
10 months ago

Hiking up the rocks and back down the trail behind them made for a great day trip!

hiking
10 months ago

Demanding hike, make sure to bring your big boy pants and leave your dead weight at home. Great rock scramble, beautiful views.

10 months ago

Awesome climb

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