Backbone Rock, Tennessee
Near: Damascus, VA
Type: Picnic/Camping Area
Impression: Backbone Rock Picnic and Camping Area is federally operated, providing RV hook-ups, camping, picnic pavilions, fishing, swimming holes, a waterfall, and there's the Backbone Rock trail that leads to the Appalachian Trail..it's all ya need for a good time...during the summer, it's a very popular place, so expect that...you can walk up on top of Backbone Rock and people have been known to repel off it's side...if you are ever traveling to the Damascus, VA area, this is well worth the 4 mile drive to check this area out...
Directions to Trailhead:
From Damascus, VA, take Shady Avenue 4 miles south into Tennessee...you won't be able to miss it, 'cause you'll drive right through it...slow down as you approach as the parking lot is just after the rock on the right hand side...