Hiking The Allegheny Trail

The 15th most popular hiking trail in Virginia.

West of Covington in the George Washington National Forest, a 12 mile section of the Allegheny Trail hikes across and follows the eastern continential divide in the rugged Allegheny mountains. The Allgeheny Trailhead can be reached by exiting I-64 at Jerrys Run (Exit 1).

Overall, Allegheny Trail is the 15th most popular hiking trail of all 23 hikes in Virginia.


Local Contact(s):  George Washington National Forest (540) 265-5100; Virginia Tourism (800) 847-4882.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Virginia" from Bill Burnham

Best Season:  May - Sept.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/gwj/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  8/13/2016

ID:  14655


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