Appalachian Trail: Cove Mountain to Jennings Creek

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Appalachian Trail: Cove Mountain to Jennings Creek is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Montvale, Virginia that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
764 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

hiking

views

backpacking
25 days ago

Pretty easy hike if you start on the 43 side of it. excellent views at several different spots. could easily be turned into an overnight backpack trip for those in no rush. there is an AT shelter about 3/4 of the way through, but NO WATER on the trail.

hiking
Friday, May 29, 2015

I'm puzzled why the overview states this is recommended only for very experienced outdoorsmen. I've done the section from VA-43 to Cove Mountain shelter with my dogs multiple times in the last 3 years, and the section from Jennings Creek to the shelter twice. It isn't any more difficult to follow than any other section of the AT I have ever hiked, nor is it particularly strenuous. During leaf off there are some nice views of Sharp Top Mountain about 2 miles after you leave VA-43.