Calf Mountain Trail is a 2.8 mile out and back trail located near Greenwood, VA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
We had a pleasant hike from the Beagle Gap parking lot at MP 99.5 to the summit of calf mountain. There were port-o-pots at the parking area. The trail starts in a meadow area, with remnants of an old apple orchard, and the heads into the woods. There is a good view to the east at the top.
This is a great trail for families and children. The grade is gradual and trail offers decent views of Beagle Gap. We hiked late winter and while the weather was fantastic the trail was very muddy. It is a well-worn path due to the amount of traffic and tends to be more like a swamp in some spots. The summit was not rocky like most of the Shenandoah NP summits. It was more like a large meadow. It was perfect for letting the kids run and explore. Would make a great picnic spot. We will hike this one again in the future.
Great spot for a quick lunch or a hike to the Meadow to study.
First half is a good somewhat easy hike. Not for little kids or people having trouble with inclines. Was a nice outing. Good for people who aren't big hikers.
Nice easy trail - only about 3/4 miles to the view at the summit, which is in a nice meadow. Not sure what the 2.2 miles they talk about is. We kept on the trail until the highest elevation (another 3/4 miles or so) but it was in the middle of the woods and headed down and back towards Skyline Drive after that. But all in all it was a nice hike with lots of plant and insects (butterflies etc) and a few critters to boot. Good hike for small kids.
Just a few miles from I-64. Great day hike. Just a couple of miles of hiking. But this one has nice inclines in a couple spots. Beautiful views and meadows. Worth an hour or so.
This is a fun trail, light trail with one moderate incline before crossing over the AT. The entry at Beagle Gap leaves you nested inside of a beautiful, cleared area with fantastic panoramas. There are many old apple, peach and pear trees along the trail and in the meadows surrounding the entry. Bring the dog, some lunch and get into some wandering. After you cross the AT, the trail opens up into some amazing old growth overgrown meadow areas. Enjoy!