Carvin's Cove Hay Rock Trail

HARD 20 reviews

Carvin's Cove Hay Rock Trail is a 7.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Daleville, VA that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from January until January.

7.6 miles 2414 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Out and back hike used for hiking.

22 days ago

An excellent hike with my pup. Leaves, water views, rocks, and AT thru-hikers to chat with -- will do this one again!

27 days ago

This is a great day hike. Awesome views, just enough climbing to make it a workout, but not exhausting. Beautiful in every season (power lines excluded).

hiking
1 month ago

Great short hike. I wouldn't consider it hard but I could see how some could. Views are worth it. Take your dog!

1 month ago

Very nice trail with low traffic, wonderful view of Carvins Cove!

1 month ago

hiking
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hiking
2 months ago

really enjoyable hike, wouldn't rate it as hard most of the hike you're on the ridge line. Vistas were amazing overlooking the lake, Hay rock itself was slightly underwhelming but awesome none the less

hiking
2 months ago

loved the different terrains in this hike. beautiful trail and even more beautiful views. i wouldn't necessarily say this trail is difficult, more like moderate.

hiking
2 months ago

I wouldn't call this a hard hike. It's a bit long, but about the same ad McAfee's, but the inclines were not difficult. Beautiful views! The rock at the end is a bit dangerous, but extremely cool and worth it. It shouldn't be climbed by children.

trail running
2 months ago

This was an incredible trail with amazing views. The changing terrain was wonderful. There was always a new "feel" to where you were running. The rock climbing sections added a bit of fun too. The split logs were interesting to run on. The power lines didn't bother me. There is a huge elevation climb in about a mile and a half and then it's Rocky for awhile so you really have to pick up your feet if you are running which is harder after the 1000 ft elevation climb but that's good for training even though it was hard. I loved it!

hiking
4 months ago

Great! Slightly difficult but it was hot out. The views are so pretty. I don't know why people complain about the power line. It's actually very cool to see... Never seen one up close and you just pass it halfway through the hike. It's not bothersome at all! I'd definitely go again.

hiking
4 months ago

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6 months ago

Parts of the trail were tough but the views were worth it!

7 months ago

one of my favorites. have done this section four times in the past 6. months. loooove

7 months ago

still on it :)

8 months ago

It was my favorite hike I've been on.

8 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

At times one is forced to face man made structures like rail tracks, road and power lines that ruin the views, but over the view is worth the hike.

hiking
1 year ago

This is a fun hike if you don't mind the power lines you encounter about half way through. Once you get past them the views of the Cove and of Daleville make it worth while. A little bit of light rock climbing adds some variety to the trip. A fun family hike.