Best forest trails in Damascus, Virginia

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Explore the most popular forest trails near Damascus with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of forest trails in Damascus, Virginia
Top trails (11)
#1 - Virginia Creeper Trail: Damascus to Whitetop
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 17.1 mi • Est. 8 h 19 m
#2 - Appalachian Trail: Buzzard Rock via Beech Mountain Road
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 58 m
First part of hike is a good workout since it's all uphill to Buzzard Rock. Then a nice leisurely stroll back downhill to the parking area.Show more
#3 - Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route
Damascus, Virginia
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Length: 1,069.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
#4 - Beargap Trail to Appalachian Trail to Virginia Creeper Loop
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 10.8 mi • Est. 5 h 33 m
Start from the Beartree Gap Rec area. From Beartree Lake angler's parking lot, take violet-blazed Beartree Gap trail across a dam and US 58 to AT; take AT southbound past the two access trails to Saunders shelter and down the switchbacks to its junction with short, blue blazed connector to the Virginia Creeper trail. Turn left and follow the Creeper through Taylors Valley and up to Whitetop Laurel Creek gorge to junction with AT at Creek Junction. Take AT southbound to Beartree Gap trail and retrace steps back to the parking lot.Show more
#5 - Appalachian Trail: US-58 Summit Cut to Mt. Rogers
Mount Rogers National Recreation Area
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Length: 22.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
#6 - Whitetop Laurel Creek
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 11.6 mi • Est. 5 h 15 m
#7 - Bear Lake Trail
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 25 m
Bear Lake Trail is a partially paved forested trail that loops a small fishing lake with fishing piers and picnic area in a national forest campground. Show more
#8 - Feathercamp Ridge Trail Loop
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 5 h 6 m
#9 - Damascus Loop
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
#10 - Iron Mountain Trail
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 12.3 mi • Est. 6 h 29 m
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