Loop hike to Dragon’s Tooth
6 miles, strenuous terrain
9.5 miles from the Orange Market, no shuttle, $1.00 carpool fee
From the Dragon’s Tooth parking lot, we will hike the blue-blaze trail to the Boy Scout trail, then take the Boy Scout trail to the AT and head south on the AT to Dragon’s Tooth. We will return via the AT and the blue-blaze trail.
The trail to Dragon’s Tooth ascends steep, rugged outcrops of quartzite, which form the spine of Cove Mountain. The Tooth consists of spires of Tuscarora quartzite, which outcrop on the top of Cove Mountain. The tallest tooth projects roughly 35 feet above the surrounding rock. A difficult hike, Dragon’s Tooth summit offers magnificent views of nearby and distant peaks year-round. Along the way will be several other viewpoints, including Rawie’s Rest.