Cove Branch, Potts Arm Loop

5.4 miles, Moderate terrain
28 miles from Roanoke, $2.50 carpool fee

The hike, located in Craig County, will ascend Cove Branch, a beautiful streamside trail, and then cross over to Potts Arm through mature hardwoods in a remote section of the National Forest near Shawvers Run Wilderness. We will have lunch on a grassy bald on the ridge of Potts Arm and then descend Potts Arm trail through woodlands to the forest service road at the bottom.