Mount Rogers National Recreation Area Trails

To find trails in Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, Virginia select a region or trail below.

Grayson Highlands State Park :: Marion, VA

Located in the GWJ National Forests, in a gorgeous mountain-top setting that is close to the Appalachian Trail, within 10 miles of the Virginia Creeper Trail, and Virginia’s two highest points, Mount Rogers and Whitetop Mountain. This park is an

Beartree Campground :: Damascus, VA

Located in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area of the GWJ National Forests. A meandering creek winds through the campground, offering the opportunity for fishing or for kids to splash around. You will also have access to 14-acre Beartree Lake,

Comers Rock Campground :: Marion, VA

With so many campgrounds in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, some might wonder why the lowbudget Comers Rock Campground is included here. Its six sites, vault toilet, and location away from the epicenter of outdoor activities in this 119,

Comers Rock Recreation Area :: Speedwell, VA

This is a very primitive campground located in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, but not without its draw. Here you will have access to a range of hiking trails, including those leading into Dry Run Wilderness, and a climb to the peak of Com

Raven Cliff Campground :: Ivanhoe, VA

Raven Cliff is farther from Mount Rogers than any other campground in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. Given its location and absence of amenities, most visitors to this 119,000-acre NRA will not be flocking to Raven Cliff. But their oversi

Hurricane Campground :: Sugar Grove, VA

Hurricane Campground is ideally located with good access to the Iron Mountain, Appalachian, and Highlands Horse Trails and in close proximity to Mount Rogers—Virginia’s highest point at 5,729 feet. Mount Rogers National Recreation Area has an abunda

Feathercamp Loop :: Damascus, VA

This loop travels varied forests at Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. Leave Whitetop Laurel Valley on the Beech Grove Trail; then join the Appalachian Trail. Take it northbound; then follow Feathercamp Trail up a secluded stream valley to meet t

Appalachian Trail (VA) - Damascus to Marion (Segment 1) :: Damascus, VA

As an introduction to Virginia, it’s hard to top Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. The Appalachian Trail passes near the tallest mountains in the state. Close to the summit of Mount Rogers, wild ponies graze in the high-country meadows. Ther

Comers Creek Falls :: Troutdale, VA

Comers Creek Falls is well visited due to its great location astride the Appalachian Trail. Virginia has the most Appalachian Trail miles of any state—540, give or take. Comers Creek Falls is in southwest Virginia, lying within the confines of Mount

Highlands Loop Motorcycle Ride :: Abingdon, VA

To get from Abingdon to Marion, VA, you have two choices. The first choice is to ride the super-slab I-81 26 miles north. The scenery is dull, and the absence of fun curves will give your rear tire a flat spot. The second choice is this ride. You’ll

Feathercamp Ridge :: Damascus, VA

If Mount Rogers’s summit is the heart, Iron Mountain is the backbone of southwest Virginia’s mountain playground. Its breadth, 80 miles from the Tennessee-Virginia state line to the New River, makes it one of Virginia’s longest ridges. The natural re

Raven Cliff Recreation Area Campground :: Hillsville, VA

Located in the eastern section of Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, this site is named for the 200-foot-tall sandstone cliff located here. This is a remote campground with a couple of nice draws: It is remote and you will probably not have to fi

Raccoon Branch Campground :: Sugar Grove, VA

Located in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area at the base of Dickey Knob, this park also offers streams running through it: Dickey Creek and Raccoon Branch. Fish for trout in the creek, but it will require a fishing license. To reach the t

Fox Creek Horse Campground :: Troutdale, VA

A very primitive campground located in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, but the big draw here is for horse lovers: You have access to many well-groomed trails in the Mount Rogers High Country, the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail, and Iron Mo

Grindstone Recreation Area Campground :: Troutdale, VA

Beautifully wooded, this campground sits within the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area and offers a lot of territory to explore. There are some first-come, first-served sites available during the busy season, and all sites become such in the off-s

Comers Creek Falls :: Roanoke, VA

This easy hike leads to Comers Creek Falls, where there is a nice swimming hole at the base of this small waterfall. In response to statements of opposition during a series of public meetings, and hundreds of letters of protest by Virginia residents