Trout Creek to Dragon’s Tooth Parking Area AT Hike

This hike will be a 7 to 8 mile shuttle hike and should be considered as moderate to strenuous with about 1700 foot of elevation gain. We’ll meet up and then drive to the Dragon’s Tooth parking area to drop off some vehicles and then proceed to Miller Cove Road to start the hike (20 mile one way commute, $2.00 suggested carpool fee). The hike is in Craig and Roanoke County west of Salem. After crossing Trout Creek, it ascends steeply through a fire recovery area, passing by the Pickle Branch Shelter at 1.0 mile. It then continues ascent to the ridge and goes around the crescent-shaped top of Cove Mountain to the blue blazed trail to Dragon’s Tooth on right. There are great views and rock-scrambling opportunities on Dragon’s Tooth. The trail descends on the A.T. to Lost Spectacles Gap, where a blue-blazed trail on left leads down to the Dragon’s Tooth parking lot.

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