Appalachian Trail: Whitetop Mountain to Green Cove Creek is a 9.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Whitetop, 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 March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.1 miles
1,269 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash



nature trips




wild flowers


Thursday, October 12, 2017

if you start at 600 then the actual peak of Whitetop is only 2.5 miles into the 9 mile trail. I mistakenly kept going thinking that I wasnt at the summit yet, and just ended up doubling back and doing the whole trail again. it was very cloudy at the top at 11 AM but had cleared up by 2 PM when I came back and the views were fantastic. I highly recommend this hike.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

A very forested hike. I was doing a 20 miler this day from Grayson Highlands to Scales, Mt. Rogers, and Whitetop. After summiting Mt. Rogers, I started on this portion west. The AT was literally a stream of water from all the rain, and my shoes were trashed with water. Not much views at this point; kind of wished I had taken the wide VHHT instead. After the same forest rain wet rutine, I made it to Elk Garden. Views were nice, and rested before my last 3 mile section. After trudging through the forest again, I made it to whitetop. From there, our pickup was waiting, and we drove on up to that summit. Great views from here, with all the clouds in the valley. Really wanted to hike on to Buzzard Rock, but time of day would not permit me. Able to see Buzzard Rock from the summit though. Hope to hit that outcrop next summer. Trail would get higher rating if weather was better and trail drier. But, a nice hike and overcoming adversity.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Good trail, lots of flora and some turkeys. Nice view from Buzzard Rock.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

good hike

3 months ago

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Monday, April 04, 2016