Cove Mountain/Buchanan Trail/Horse Trail Loop

7.5 miles, strenuous terrain
22 miles from Roanoke, $2.00 carpool fee

This hike will start at an A.T. crossing on the Blue Ridge Parkway a few miles north of Roanoke. The trail parallels the Parkway and has some good views. We will pass Bobletts Gap shelter along the way. This hike will begin just off SR 622 at Arcadia on the Cove Mountain Trail (this is not the Little Cove Mountain Trail). It offers views of distant mountains at various places. The hike will return to the starting point on the same Cove Mountain Trail.