Oliver Mountain Trail is a 13.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Covington, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from February until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

13.1 miles
3,392 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips




wild flowers


7 months ago

The trail head for this is not well marked. Park at the boat ramp near the information kiosk and walk back up the road a few yards. The trail head is marked with a little sign on the other side of the guard rail on your right. The trail itself is not well maintained but it is passible. Good views, great exercise, peaceful.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Four stars based on trails in the area. Beautiful trail which offers great views of the surrounding area. Starting down at the Fortney Boat Launch, trail starts out on what looks like an old road bed. You'll eventually leave road grade and begin to climb till you make the ridge line. Stick with it and this trail pays you back with great views of mountains, lake Moomaw and the dam. For the area, AMAZING! If you would like to make it longer and closer to a loop, you can connect to Jackson trail and come back up FS 192 then back to Fortney. Well worth the hike!