Hiking The Dry Run Trail

The 14th most popular hiking trail in Virginia.

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Northeast of Covington in the George Washington National Forest, the Dry Run Trail is a scenic nine mile trail offering excellent vistas and wildlife viewing opportunities as it passes near Big Knob, the highest point in Allegheny County.

The hiking trail begins at the end of Cyprus Street in Covington. It extends up Dry Run Creek and Peters Ridge, crosses FDR 125 and ends at its intersection with the Fore Mountain Trail. It can also be accessed from FDR 125.

Overall, Dry Run Trail is the 14th most popular hiking trail of all 23 hikes in Virginia. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Dry Run Trail including Three Ridges, Allegheny Trail, North Mountain Trail, Signal Knob Loop, Shenandoah Mountain Trail and Wolf Ridge TrailFore Mountain 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:  37.80086, -79.96851

Date Published:  4/2/2016

Date Updated:  7/25/2016

ID:  14664


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