Oliver Mountain Trail ist ein 13.1 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Covington, Virginia. Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als schwierig einzustufen. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert und ein Ausflug in die Natur unternommen werden. Die Route ist am besten von Februar bis Oktober zugänglich. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 13.1 miles Höhenunterschied: 3,392 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

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8 months ago

I recently visited Oliver Mountain Trail. I was looking for some off the grid backpacking and found this trail on AllTrails, but had very little information. I called GWNF about backpacking and they gave me the ok. As soon as we got there, things were not as planned. (Ive added a photo for reference). As per the reviews, we parked at the boat launch. Not mentioned was the $5 parking fee. There were also signs that said no camping, but we weren't clear on what areas it was referencing, and since I called we decided to go ahead with the plan. We walked up the road, just a few hundred feet and found the OMT trailhead sign. We realized later, the location that AllTrails calls OMT, is not. The pink circle on my map above is where the actual marked entrance is. Within a mile, we realize the trail was barely a trail anymore and was clearly not well marked. We were definitely on a trail (even though it doesn't show on any maps) as it did have markers on trees along the way. However, when we pulled ourselves up on our phones, we discovered the yellow on the map is about what we travelled. We figured out the trail was following the ridge, and we were able to connect with the trail marked in green. Our plan was then to connect back to what we thought was the OMT trail according to AllTrails and continue on. We only made it about another half mile until there was no trail left. Trees were completely overgrown and there was no getting through. We ended up camping around the purple circle mark. We only ended up doing about 6 miles, not the 13 we had prepared for. We ended up having a great time, but it was not the adventure we had planned, which was disappointing. Also note there was a lot of evidence of bears in the area, and there was absolutely no water sources. Just hoping some of you can learn from our semi-failed experience.

Sun Apr 22 2018

The trail head for this is not well marked. Park at the boat ramp near the information kiosk and walk back up the road a few yards. The trail head is marked with a little sign on the other side of the guard rail on your right. The trail itself is not well maintained but it is passible. Good views, great exercise, peaceful.

Tue Dec 29 2015

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!