Hiking The Allegheny Trail

The 15th most popular hiking trail in Virginia.

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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. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Allegheny Trail including Three Ridges, North Mountain Trail, Dry Run Trail, Signal Knob Loop, Shenandoah Mountain Trail and Wolf Ridge TrailPoverty Creek Trail.


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/

GPS:  37.79507, -80.19267

Date Published:  4/2/2016

Date Updated:  8/16/2016

ID:  14655


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