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463 mi 745 km of trail 22 Rides

Easy Trails 23 Trails Intermediate Trails 85 Trails Hard Trails 59 Trails

Rides in Jefferson National Forest - 21

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Favorite Trestle in the sun.
Easy/Intermediate

Virginia Creeper Trail - Damascus to Whitetop

18.2 mi 29.3 km • Point to Point • 2,039 ft Ascent 621.4 m Ascent

(12) Glade S…, VA
Favorite Dody Ridge Trail
Difficult

Blue Ridge Parkway Epic: Glenwood, Mineshaft, Spec Mines and Dody

41.0 mi 65.9 km • Loop • 5,812 ft Ascent 1771.54 m Ascent

(2) Blue Ridge, VA
Favorite Hemlock and singletrack.
Easy

Wild Steer 6202

15.1 mi 24.3 km • Out and Back • 1,618 ft Ascent 493.03 m Ascent

(1) Marion, VA
Favorite Dirty Dawg 2011
Intermediate

Mountain Top Trot

4.6 mi 7.4 km • Loop • 696 ft Ascent 212.16 m Ascent

(1) Pembroke, VA
Favorite Start of Mines Spec trail
Difficult

Black Horse Loop

8.5 mi 13.6 km • Loop • 1,287 ft Ascent 392.24 m Ascent

(9) Blue Ridge, VA
Favorite Rowland Falls Stream Crossing
Difficult

Rowland Falls to Jerry's Creek

12.5 mi 20.2 km • Loop • 2,025 ft Ascent 617.1 m Ascent

(4) Adwolf, VA
Favorite Views from the Mineshaft Trail
Difficult

Mineshaft Trail via Bobblets Gap

12.8 mi 20.6 km • Loop • 1,762 ft Ascent 537.18 m Ascent

(13) Buchanan, VA
Favorite Check the trail conditions before heading out!
Difficult

Pandapas Pond "Challenging" Loop

13.1 mi 21.1 km • Loop • 1,718 ft Ascent 523.68 m Ascent

(12) Blacksburg, VA

Trails in Jefferson National Forest - 145

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13.7 mi 22.0 km #1North Mountain Trail
Difficult
New Castle, VA
Difficult
13.7 mi 22.0 km New Castle, VA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #2Skullcap
Difficult
Prices Fork, VA
Difficult
1.4 mi 2.3 km Prices Fork, VA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #3Jacobs Ladder
Difficult
Prices Fork, VA
Difficult
1.3 mi 2.1 km Prices Fork, VA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #4Pond Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Marion, VA
Intermediate
2.3 mi 3.7 km Marion, VA
4.7 mi 7.6 km #5Jerry's Creek #165
Difficult
Adwolf, VA
Difficult
4.7 mi 7.6 km Adwolf, VA
2.1 mi 3.4 km #6Glenwood Horse Trail (3004E) - Onion Mountain
Intermediate/Difficult
Buchanan, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
2.1 mi 3.4 km Buchanan, VA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #7Bear Creek Trail
Intermediate
Atkins, VA
Intermediate
2.6 mi 4.2 km Atkins, VA
20.7 mi 33.4 km #8Iron Mountain Trail
Difficult
Marion, VA
Difficult
20.7 mi 33.4 km Marion, VA 14 
6.0 mi 9.6 km #9Virginia Highlands Horse Trail (VHHT): Scales to Crest Trail
Intermediate
Marion, VA
Intermediate
6.0 mi 9.6 km Marion, VA
12.7 mi 20.5 km #10Government Rd (NFSR 32) aka Old Denton Valley Rd
Intermediate
Emory, VA
Intermediate
12.7 mi 20.5 km Emory, VA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #11Skulls Gap Trail
Intermediate
Adwolf, VA
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Adwolf, VA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #12Unaka Trail (Hooks Branch Road #31B)
Intermediate
Marion, VA
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Marion, VA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #13Lower Doe
Intermediate
Pembroke, VA
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Pembroke, VA
6.6 mi 10.6 km #14Glenwood Horse Trail (3004E) - Dody Ridge Trail
Difficult
Blue Ridge, VA
Difficult
6.6 mi 10.6 km Blue Ridge, VA
2.5 mi 4.0 km #15Beartree Gap
Intermediate
Chilhowie, VA
Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.0 km Chilhowie, VA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #16Gateway Trail
Difficult
Prices Fork, VA
Difficult
1.5 mi 2.4 km Prices Fork, VA 10 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #17Beech Grove
Difficult
Glade Spring, VA
Difficult
0.9 mi 1.4 km Glade Spring, VA
4.3 mi 6.9 km #18Scales Road (FSR #613)
Intermediate
Marion, VA
Intermediate
4.3 mi 6.9 km Marion, VA
1.9 mi 3.0 km #19Iron Mountain Trail: Comers Rock Section
Difficult
Rural Retreat, VA
Difficult
1.9 mi 3.0 km Rural Retreat, VA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #20Roaring Run Loop Trail (264)
Intermediate/Difficult
Fairlawn, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
1.1 mi 1.8 km Fairlawn, VA

Photos of Jefferson National Forest - 127

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Dody Ridge Trail
Aug 28, 2017 near Blue Ridge, VA
Views from the Mineshaft Trail
Aug 28, 2017 near Buchanan, VA
Not too shabby.
Jan 12, 2016 near Buchanan, VA
Iron Mountain Trail ridge riding!
Aug 4, 2014 near Adwolf, VA
Awesome views even from the valley.
Aug 26, 2017 near Marion, VA
This is what you can look forward to
Mar 18, 2014 near Pembroke, VA
Beautiful mountain Laurel lined singletrack
Sep 22, 2019 near Buchanan, VA
Start of Mines Spec trail
Aug 6, 2019 near Blue Ridge, VA