Beagle Gap and Little Calf Mountain Loop via Jarman Gap

MODERATE 2 reviews
#134 of 145 trails in

Beagle Gap and Little Calf Mountain Loop via Jarman Gap is a 8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Greenwood, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.0 miles
1,955 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers

Enter East side of Drive, Jarman's Gap road and go right (south) at first intersections with the AT. Ascend Calf mountain for 1. 5 miles, until reaching Calf Mtn cabins spur. Spur trail is about .5 mi each way. Return to AT, passing peak of Calf Mountain, followed a clearing with views at 3 miles. Continue on AT south, passing through an old apple orchard, descending to the Skyline Drive. Cross the road at Beagle Gap, and ascend Bear Den Mtn to reach the peak. At the summit there are communication towers, and tractor seats placed there by the previous owners of Royal Orchards. Passing the towers, find the gravel road that circles the mountain, intersecting with the AT.

1 month ago

only bad think was the rain and it was nuts. saw awesome wildlife.

1 month ago

This trail is a very easy and out and back hike. It does have one pretty meadow about halfway through the hike with a very pretty overview but the rest of this hike is just to a pile a of rocks people have stacked and that is it. It’s easy if you’re looking for a quick hike and nothing else but not much to it. However the view at the meadow truly does make it worth it.