Mount Rogers Scenic Byway

Damascus, Virginia

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A 55.5-mile paved highway through the scenic forests and countryside surrounding Mount Rogers, highest point in Virginia. The Mount Rogers Scenic Byway winds through forested areas and open countryside. Portions of U.S. Highway 58 are unsuitable for vehicles or trucks more than 35 feet long. The byway has moderately heavy traffic, with July and August the busiest months. The two-lane, paved route is lined by a diversity of established private farms and the more recently dedicated forest land set aside in 1966 for public recreational activities. The entire Jefferson National Forest encompasses more than 702,000 acres of valleys and rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Special attractions: Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, the Appalachian Trail, Lewis Fork and Little Wilson Creek wilderness areas, historic logging towns. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
National Forest Scenic Byways East & South

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National Forest Scenic Byways East & South

by Beverly R. Magley (Falcon Guides)

A 55.5-mile paved highway through the scenic forests and countryside surrounding Mount Rogers, highest point in Virginia. The Mount Rogers Scenic Byway winds through forested areas and open countryside. Portions of U.S. Highway 58 are unsuitable for vehicles or trucks more than 35 feet long. The byway has moderately heavy traffic, with July and August the busiest months. The two-lane, paved route is lined by a diversity of established private farms and the more recently dedicated forest land set aside in 1966 for public recreational activities.

The entire Jefferson National Forest encompasses more than 702,000 acres of valleys and rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Special attractions: Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, the Appalachian Trail, Lewis Fork and Little Wilson Creek wilderness areas, historic logging towns. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Beverly R. Magley/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Damascus
Distance: 55.5
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Jefferson National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Rogers Scenic Byway

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