When you add adjacent Grayson Highlands State Park, along with New River Rail Trail State Park, to the trail mileage total at Mount Rogers NRA it tallies upwards of 500 miles worth of pathways. This includes paths long and short for multiple users. The granddaddy of all trails -- the Appalachian Trail -- courses some 60 miles through Mount Rogers NRA into special areas as Little Wilson Creek Wilderness, Raccoon Branch Wilderness and Lewis Fork Wilderness.
The Virginia Highlands Horse Trail extends for nearly 80 miles, from Elk Garden all the way to the New River. The Iron Mountain Trail is yet another long east-west path. The famed Virginia Creeper Trail adds 34 more miles. Not to be overlooked, the New River Trail courses for over 50 miles through the New River Valley on the Mount Rogers NRA east end. Both rail trails are excellent for casual bicyclers. In addition to these longer trails, a vein-like network of additional paths course through the entire Mount Rogers NRA, only rivaled in number by Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. With such a network, Mount Rogers NRA visitors are sure to find a trail to suit their desires whether they are bikers, bicyclists or equestrians.