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Recommended Routes in Jefferson National Forest - 6

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Favorite Switchback on Little Cove
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Arcadia Loop - Pine Ridge/Cove/Little Cove

21.7 mi 35.0 km 3,256' Up 992.28 m Up 3,254' Down 991.73 m Down

Buchanan, VA
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Favorite Start of trail at end of Rowland Creek lane. Good place to park.
Difficult Difficult

Rowland Falls to Jerry's Creek

12.5 mi 20.2 km 2,025' Up 617.1 m Up 2,028' Down 618.08 m Down

Adwolf, VA
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Favorite Beaver Dam
Intermediate Intermediate

Bear Creek to Crawfish Ride

13.2 mi 21.3 km 838' Up 255.56 m Up 843' Down 256.8 m Down

Atkins, VA
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Favorite Awesome views even from the valley.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Slab Town Trail

5.7 mi 9.2 km 1,208' Up 368.05 m Up 1,208' Down 368.24 m Down

Marion, VA
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Favorite Terrapin Mountain Overlook
Difficult Difficult

Terrapin Mountain Loop

11.7 mi 18.8 km 2,527' Up 770.14 m Up 2,526' Down 769.94 m Down

Glasgow, VA
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Jefferson National Forest Biking

  • 203 Miles 327 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 6 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 41 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 14 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Jefferson National Forest - 55

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2.3 mi 3.7 km #1Pond Mountain Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Marion, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Marion, VA
2.1 mi 3.4 km #2Glenwood Horse Trail (3004E) - Onion Mountain
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Buchanan, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Buchanan, VA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #3Bear Creek Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Atkins, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Atkins, VA
4.6 mi 7.4 km #4Potts Valley Rail Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Union, WV
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Union, WV
1.1 mi 1.8 km #5Unaka Trail (Hooks Branch Road #31B)
Intermediate Intermediate
Marion, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Marion, VA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #6Roaring Run Loop Trail (264)
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Fairlawn, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Fairlawn, VA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #7The Pines Extension
Intermediate Intermediate
Marion, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Marion, VA
7.4 mi 11.9 km #8Glenwood Horse Trail #3004B: Mineshaft Segment
Difficult Difficult
Buchanan, VA
Difficult Difficult
Buchanan, VA
13.7 mi 22.1 km #9Virginia Highlands Horse Trail (VHHT) #337: FS16 to US21
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Rural Retreat, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Rural Retreat, VA
12.0 mi 19.2 km #10Walker Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Rural Retreat, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Rural Retreat, VA

Photos of Jefferson National Forest - 175

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Iron Mountain Trail ridge riding!
Aug 4, 2014 near Adwolf, VA
Not too shabby.
Jan 12, 2016 near Buchanan, VA
Awesome views even from the valley.
Aug 26, 2017 near Marion, VA
Dody Ridge Trail
Aug 28, 2017 near Blue Ridge, VA
Views from the Mineshaft Trail
Aug 28, 2017 near Buchanan, VA
Riding the Crest Trail towards the scales. The infamous wild ponies were not amused.
Aug 31, 2020 near Marion, VA
Bikepacking in the Blue Ridge Mountains | Iron Mountain Trail
Nov 13, 2020 near Glade S…, VA
Bikepacking in the Blue Ridge Mountains | Virginia Highlands Horse Trail
Nov 20, 2020 near Rural R…, VA

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