Beartree Recreation Area

Damascus, Virginia 24236

Beartree Recreation Area

Beartree Recreation Area Professional Review and Guide

"This ride's general location is east of Damascus. Scenery includes roadside streams and vistas from atop Iron Mountain. This loop starts and ends at the Beartree Recreation Area and includes enough riding on the Iron Mountain Trail to please anyone who likes rocky, technical single-track.

There is also a short section of this ride on hard-surface road through the recreation area. Although not a long ride, this is a moderately challenging one and should be undertaken by those with moderate to advanced bike handling skills and physical abilities."

Beartree Recreation Area Reviews

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The tent group campsite 4 at Beartree was one of the prettiest we have ever seen. The water from that spicket for that site was contaminated with rock and dirt. The water from the spicket at site 1 looked to be fine. Overall this is a lovely facility and our group had a fantastic time.
Excellent campground. Campsite Cluster #4 in Walk-in Group Campsite is gorgeous. It sits beside a creek. Only drawback was that gear must be hiked in from parking lot 100 yards. Great access to Damascus, VA & Virginia Creeper Trail (15 minutes away)

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
Spring through fall. Use caution during hunting seasons.
3,360 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,840 feet
Top Elevation
Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, 540-783-5196
Local Contacts
Jefferson National Forest Map of the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area; USGS Whitetop Mountain and Konnarock
Local Maps