Compton Peak from Jenkins Gap via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
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Compton Peak from Jenkins Gap via Appalachian Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Huntly, 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 April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
761 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

This out-and-back day hike takes the lesser-used approach to a mountaintop with two good vistas from the rock protrusions along its flanks.

hiking
1 month ago

Just a note on the entrance to this hike, it’s not well marked. This hike, make a right at the cross in the path when you first enter. I️ made the mistake of going straight, and while a nice 3.5 mile hike down and back up, it didn’t offer many views. Still very enjoyable and beautiful area.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike. Not very strenuous. It was foggy the morning we did this hike so I can’t say what the views are like from the top. The trail is nice.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, short hike. Heavy fog during parts, but still a nice view from west lookout.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Very nice short hike. Beautiful fall hike definitely recommend.

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