Jackson Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Covington, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from February until November.
Pretty area. There is some overgrowth but the forest is currently maintaining trails in the area so it's sure to improve in the coming weeks and months. Starting from the "parking lot" (more of a gravel parking circle), it's a steady/ hard climb. If you stick with it (trails connects to Oliver Mountain Trail) you'll be rewarded with mountains views, lake and views of the dam. All in all, it's pretty. It was worth the hike.