Feathercamp Ridge

Damascus, Virginia 24236

Feathercamp Ridge

Feathercamp Ridge Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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 resources it holds made it a target of mineral and timber industries in earlier times.

Now it simply offers miles of uninterrupted hiking and access to remote, less-visited parts of Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. On Feathercamp Branch, the scenery rivals any along Virginia’s many mountain streams. As it ducks under thick rhododendron, it gathers speed between the steep shoulders of Iron Mountain and drops into shallow pools deep enough to wade."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Dirt woodland paths and old roads lead to dry ridges, cove forests, and streams.
Skill Level
5 hours
Open year-round. Hunting permitted, with the busiest season between Nov and Jan.
Hunting, Camping
Additional Use
Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, Marion (276) 783-5196 or (800) 628-7202 www.fs.usda.gov/gwj. The visitor center is 10 miles north of Troutdale on VA 16.
Local Contacts
DeLorme: Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 22, D2
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