Jackson River Scenic Trail is a 17-mile trail in Alleghany County, Virginia, which runs from Covington to the Coles Point Recreation Area at Lake Moomaw. The trail, which was developed from an old railroad bed, provides access to many natural, historic, and scenic resources. The trail has a surface of finely crushed gravel making it ideal for family hikes and rides.
The Jackson River, running adjacent to the trail, contributes a distinct and scenic landscape feature while providing a natural habitat for reproducing wild trout. There are 14 miles open to the public for those who enjoy hiking, biking, and nature walks.
From Roanoke – Get on I-81 N and take Exit 150B (US 220 N). Use the right two lanes to turn right onto 220. Continue for 34.3 miles. Once past the town of Iron Gate, exit right onto I-64 W. Take Exit 16B toward Covington onto Us-60E/220N (Madison St). Then follow 220N for 4.2 miles and turn left onto Dressler Dr. The Intervale Trailhead is immediately on your left.
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