May 23, 2024

Devils & Dinosaurs (Day Hike/Roadside Attraction, 9 Miles, Challenging)

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Saturday, 11/03/2018

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Devil's Marbleyard Parking Area

Located in the James River Face Wilderness Area, Devil’s Marbleyard features a unique geological feature that can best be described as a huge rock field with boulders ranging from the size of coffee tables to those of large vans. The Belfast Trail passes through the remains of an old Boy Scout camp and follows Belfast Creek gradually uphill to the Devil’s Marbleyard, which is an unmistakable jumble of huge white boulders to the left of the trail. Climbing onto the boulders opens up some good views of the area, but it is the boulder field itself that is the star of the show.

Following the hike, we’ll stop for a tour of nearby Dinosaur Kingdom II!  From the creators of Foamhenge, we’ll experience a wooded, walking adventure at the wild, weird, and wacky Dinosaur Kingdom II!  The year is 1864, and Yankees are using living dinosaurs as weapons of mass destruction against the South. But ole Dixie has more than a few tricks still left up her sleeve!  You can’t make this stuff up!  (OK, I guess somebody actually did make this up!)

The return time is approximate.  If you have plans that require you to be back in Richmond at a specific time, please communicate this prior to carpooling with someone, or consider choosing a different hike. 

Optional stop for dinner on the way back if there is interest.

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