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.
Good trail with nice elevation. View at the top is worth the hike. The forest burning had a portion of the trail closed so we will have to go back. Get hike for a day trip.
This is a pretty easy trail with beautiful scenery, I have heard of seeing wild life though I haven't seen anything other than birds and squirrels myself.
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