Appalachian Trail: Tar Jacket Ridge to Cole Mountain is a 2.9 mile point-to-point trail located near Vesuvius, VA that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.
Cold Mountain is as pretty a vista as you'll find anywhere. Taking the Hotel trail to the AT makes a great circuit - and lunch on top can't be beat!
This hike will make you a believer in the AT! Please click the link and check out my twisted tale of Cold Mountain