Appalachian Trail: Cove Mountain to Jennings Creek

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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. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.2 miles 905 feet Point to Point

dog friendly


1 year ago

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.