Goshen Pass and Lake Moomaw Lexington to Covington

Lexington, Virginia

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This is a mountain drive west of Lexington with a variety of scenic and historic sites. It passes the Virginia Horse Center, and goes by the steep cliffs and rushing streams of Goshen Pass in Jefferson National Forest. From there, it heads down the valley of Bath County, past numerous hot springs and spas, including the well-known Homestead resort. Other features of the drive include Falling Spring Falls, first described by Thomas Jefferson, and imposing Gathright Dam and Lake Moomaw in the heart of Jefferson National Forest. The drive is almost 65 miles long and ends at Covington. Special attractions: Goshen Pass, Lake Moomaw, Homestead, Falling Spring Falls. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
Scenic Driving Virginia

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Scenic Driving Virginia

by Bruce Sloane (Falcon Guides)

This is a mountain drive west of Lexington with a variety of scenic and historic sites. It passes the Virginia Horse Center, and goes by the steep cliffs and rushing streams of Goshen Pass in Jefferson National Forest. From there, it heads down the valley of Bath County, past numerous hot springs and spas, including the well-known Homestead resort. Other features of the drive include Falling Spring Falls, first described by Thomas Jefferson, and imposing Gathright Dam and Lake Moomaw in the heart of Jefferson National Forest.

The drive is almost 65 miles long and ends at Covington. Special attractions: Goshen Pass, Lake Moomaw, Homestead, Falling Spring Falls. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Bruce Sloane/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Lexington
Distance: 65
Season: Year-round, although some roads may be closed temporarily in winter
Local Contacts: Douthat State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Goshen Pass and Lake Moomaw: Lexington to Covington

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