Fortune's Cove Via Yellow Trail

HARD 10 reviews

Fortune's Cove Via Yellow Trail is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lovingston, Virginia. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and trail running.

5.4 miles
1620 feet


trail running

no dogs

Yellow Trail

4 months ago

Great hike on a beautiful day! Enjoyed the counter clockwise route of the yellow trail. Watch out for those yellow jackets about 1mi in on the upper side of trail. Must visit Mountain Cove Winery after your hike; nice people, cool place.

5 months ago

Map My ride measured the Yellow loop we did at 5.82 miles with 1572' elevation gain. We did the spur to the overlook, but it's not that far. Hiked the loop counter clockwise and there is absolutely no streams or access to water until about the last mile, when you cross 2 creeks close to the bottom. The creeks were very low flow this time of year, but in a pinch you could get some water from them. Took us about 4 hours 15 minutes to hike this yellow loop and stopped at least 15 minutes for lunch. Hikers we passed doing the trail clockwise we met back in the parking area and they had been out over 6 hours. No water or toilet facilities at the trail head. Beautiful trail and views. There was a lot of under growth along the ridge facing east with plenty of poison ivy. Would do it again. Only saw 6 other hikers on a beautiful Saturday in September.

5 months ago

Well marked, some views, pretty hike, and only passed a few other people on late summer Saturday afternoon. However, I was stung by hornets, which was really unfortunate- seems like trails not as maintained as they could be.

8 months ago

great, hard hike. trail is well-marked, and mostly well-maintained.

5 months ago

Monday, June 06, 2016