Appalachain Trail: VA 43 to VA 614

This 6.1-miler runs from Bearwallow Gap, traces the horseshoe-shaped ridge of Cove Mountain, and descends to a great swimming hole in Jennings Creek.
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This 6.1-miler runs from Bearwallow Gap, traces the horseshoe-shaped ridge of Cove Mountain, and descends to a great swimming hole in Jennings Creek.

Shelters: Cove Mountain Shelter; sleeps 6.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 9.9

Waypoints

WPT034

Location: 37.5296821594238, -79.6344680786133

Buchanan Trail

WPT030

Location: 37.5119819641113, -79.6506805419922

Trail to shelter

WPT035

Location: 37.5271682739258, -79.6341323852539

Z-shaped gates @ jct. with red-blazed trail

ZZZ052

Location: 37.5290184020996, -79.6225967407226

VA 614. Parking. Trail to big campsite

WPT026

Location: 37.4853668212891, -79.658935546875

Campsite

WPT033

Location: 37.5142517089844, -79.6499633789062

Campsite

ZZZ051

Location: 37.485668182373, -79.6686859130859

AT turns E; VA 43

WPT036

Location: 37.529483795166, -79.6218490600586

Campsite

WPT028

Location: 37.5116004943848, -79.6512680053711

Trail to shelter

WPT027

Location: 37.4971351623535, -79.6490631103516

Blue-blazed trail to the E (Little Cove Mtn. Trail)

WPT024

Location: 37.4843673706055, -79.6685333251953

AT turns W; woods; uphill

WPT029

Location: 37.5116996765137, -79.6507797241211

Cove Mtn. Shelter

WPT025

Location: 37.4841346740723, -79.6616668701172

Trail to campsite

WPT031

Location: 37.5134162902832, -79.6503829956055

Views to the W

DSCF5470

Location: 37.5117988586426, -79.6508636474609