Jefferson National Forest

The Jefferson and George Washington National Forests stretch all the way across the state of Virginia, and even into West Virginia. The Jefferson National Forest offers natural waterfalls, regional flora and fauna, breathtaking views and Virginia’s highest peak. It spreads across 690,000 acres and includes hardwood and conifer trees. The Jefferson National Forest is made up of 11 wilderness areas, and the Appalachian Trail winds through one of them for several miles.

The Thomas Jefferson National Forest affords some magnificent outdoor adventures. Hiking, fishing, mountain biking, camping, bird watching, horseback riding, and nature photography are just a few of the activities visitors can enjoy here. It is also home to Mount Rogers, Virginia’s highest peak. This area includes over 400 miles of maintained trails, including the Appalachian Trail, the Virginia Creeper Trail, and the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail. For outdoor lovers, the Jefferson National Forest is a Virginia Vacation paradise.

Families and couples truly love coming to the Natural Bridge in Virginia to spend their Vacations in Virginia. With such a wide variety of activities and attractions within the Natural Bridge park itself, the many things to see and do in the neighboring region of the Shenandoah Valley Virginia and Lexington Virginia are just icing on the cake. Be sure to review our site for detailed information on planning your next Virginia Vacation to the Natural Bridge.