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 12th most popular hiking trail of all 23 hikes in Virginia.