Dry Run Trail Horseback Riding

The 18th most popular equestrian trail in Virginia.

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Northeast of Covington in the George Washington National Forest, the Dry Run Trail is a 9-mile horseback riding trail offering excellent vistas and wildlife viewing opportunities as it passes near Big Knob, the highest point in Allegheny County. The 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 18th most popular horse trail of all 35 horseback rides in Virginia. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Dry Run Trail including Cumberland Mountain Trail, Shenandoah Mountain Horse Trail System, Allegheny Trail, North Mountain, Signal Knob Loop and Glenwood Horse TrailWild Oak Trail.


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

Best Season:  May - Sept.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

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

GPS:  37.80086, -79.96851

Date Published:  3/16/2016

Date Updated:  6/27/2016

ID:  14666


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