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Well-traveled trek through forest that opens up to gorgeous reservoir views!


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Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

Point to Point

1,426' 435 m

High

1,060' 323 m

Low

451' 138 m

Up

333' 102 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Day-Use access passes ($7/vehicle) are required for recreation within the Carvins Cove Reservoir.

Need to Know

Day-Use access passes ($7/vehicle) are required for recreation within the Carvins Cove Reservoir.

Description

This hike starts by tracking through the forest along Tinker Creek. Easy Street, a small picnic area, is accessible about a quarter mile in from the main trail. Please be sure to stay on track during the first half of the hike - it travels through private property.

Emerge from the forest to hike under the power line right of way for a short while until the ridge is crested. Elevation changes the most both before and after the ridge crest, so take your time if needed!

After cresting the ridge, the trail follows the reservoir border down to the Carvins Cove docks. All along this side of the ridge are views of crystal clear blue water and rolling mountains!

Flora & Fauna

Squirrels, other small forest animals, fern, moss, oak and maple trees. Black bears may be present in the general are, and bear-proof trash cans are utilized at Carvins Cove.

Shared By:

Cristin Dolan

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in Virginia

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Carvins Cove Reservoir from Tinker Creek Trail (5/9)
May 10, 2021 near Hollins, VA

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