Devils Marbleyard – Belfast Trail – Gunter Ridge Trail Loop
8.3 Miles with a 11.3 mile option; Strenuous; 35 miles from Roanoke; $2 car pool fee.
This hike will begin a few miles past Natural Bridge Station off of Petite’s Gap Rd. We will do this loop hike counter clockwise using the Belfast Trail to ascend to the Marbleyard, a hillside of very large boulders and great views. We will pass the old Powhatan Summer Camp and over the Glenwood Horse Trail a couple of times along the way. For those that want a longer option, we can do an out and back to the end of the Belfast Trail to the intersection with the AT and a cleared area of the unmaintained Sulphur Springs Trail called the Helicopter Pad with 360 degree views. We will use the Gunter Ridge Trail to descend its many switchbacks, the GHT, and the Belfast Trail to return to the parking area.