Cove Mountain Loop

8.2 miles, Strenuous, $2.00 carpool fee

23 miles from Roanoke

This hike is starts by climbing the Appalachian Trail past Little Cove Shelter from the Jennings Creek Road, east of Arcadia, north of Buchanan.  At 4.5 miles, we will leave the A.T. and descend on the Little Cove Mountain Trail 2.7 miles back to Jennings Creek Road.  We will walk the road 0.8 miles back to our vehicles.  Elevation at the start of the hike is 1000 feet, and the A.T. portion of the hike climbs much of the way, ascending to 2600 feet, meaning that this is a tough hike.  Further details of this hike can be found here: http://www.wanderingvirginia.com/2012/11/atlittle-cove-mountain-trail-loop.html

Roanoke based hikers will carpool at Daleville at 9AM and meet the Charlottesville-based hike leader at the trailhead.  Hike leader: Jeff Monroe.