Cove Mountain and Little Cove Mountain Circuit

 8.2 miles, Strenuous, $2.00 carpool fee

23 miles from Roanoke

Located in Botetourt County near Arcadia, this hike begins at the Jennings Creek footbridge. After crossing the footbridge, the trail parallels  Little Cove Creek before crossing over the creek, then ascends Little Cove Mountain Trail to the intersection with the AT. The loop heads north on the AT with a stop at  Cove Mountain Shelter and a view from a rock formation just a few hundred feet north of shelter before descending back to Jennings Creek Rd. A short walk along the road puts us back at the parking area near the footbridge.