Lee Hollow (RT 621) to Dragonís Tooth Parking, 113 Mile Hikes #6 and #7 15.4 miles, moderate terrain

16 miles from Roanoke, $1.50 carpool fee

Goes from the VA-621 trailhead in Lee Hollow to the VA-624 trailhead near VA-624 and VA-311. Look at Brush mountain & Audie Murphy and at Cove Mountain & Dragon's Tooth.

The hike is in Craig and Roanoke County west of Salem. The hike starts with a 1,000 foot ascent of Brush Mountain via a series of switchbacks. At 3.0 miles the top of the mountain is reached and the trail continues along the crest of the mountain. At 3.8 miles, a short blue-blazed trail on left leads to the Audey Murphy monument. There are good views of the Craig Creek Valley from here. At 5.9 miles the trail starts a steep descent to Trout Creek and Route 620.

After crossing Trout Creek, we will ascend through a fire recovery area, pass by the Pickle Branch shelter, then ascend to the ridge, which we will follow around the crescent-shaped top of Cove Mountain to Dragonís Tooth with its great views and rock-scrambling opportunities. We will descend on the A.T. over Rawieís Rest (more rocks and great views) to the intersection with the blue-blazed Boy Scout Trail which will take us to the Dragonís Tooth parking lot or continue on the AT to the trailhead on VA-624.