Devil’s Marbleyard Is An Otherworldly Destination In The Virginia Mountains
Deep within the Jefferson National Forest awaits an otherworldly attraction that relatively few have experienced: Devil’s Marbleyard. Upon first glance, it’s no challenge to understand how this attraction earned its name. Thousands of massive boulders — some the size of cars — decorate an eight-acre expanse of a mountainside. The effect is something you’d expect from a glacial field yet this marble yard has a different origin. Here’s more on how this baffling natural attraction was formed and the trail that will lead you straight to it.
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What are your thoughts on this otherworldly attraction in Virginia? Have you hiked to Devil’s Marbleyard before? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience! Join in on the conversation by leaving a comment below. You can access the trail map and parking area by clicking here.
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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