Oliver Mountain Trail is a 13.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Covington, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from February until October.
Four stars based on trails in the area. Beautiful trail which offers great views of the surrounding area. Starting down at the Fortney Boat Launch, trail starts out on what looks like an old road bed. You'll eventually leave road grade and begin to climb till you make the ridge line. Stick with it and this trail pays you back with great views of mountains, lake Moomaw and the dam. For the area, AMAZING! If you would like to make it longer and closer to a loop, you can connect to Jackson trail and come back up FS 192 then back to Fortney. Well worth the hike!