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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.

Rating

Shelters: Cove Mountain Shelter; sleeps 6.

To Trailhead

Start: From Buchanan, VA, head S on VA 43 for 4.6 miles to trail crossing. From Buchanan, VA, head NE on US 11 for 1.6 miles and continue straight on Frontage Rd. In .9 miles, turn right on Arcadia Rd. In 2.9 miles turn right on Jennings Creek Rd. Go 1.8 miles to trail crossing.

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