Dragon's Tooth Trail is a hiking trail in Roanoke County, Virginia. It is within Jefferson National Forest. It is 2 miles long and begins at 1,762 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,040 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.
Dragon's Tooth Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A rock scramble leads you to one of the more striking rock formations you’ll see—jagged rocks that tower over the valley and provide good views from the base or the top. Dragon’s Tooth makes up the final third of Virginia’s Triple Crown (Tinker Cliffs [Trip 46] and MacAfee Knob [Trip 47] are the other two), and it is an adventure to get there. An easy walk through the woods yields to rock scrambling as you make your way up Cove Mountain; Dragon’s Tooth, however, offers the route’s most impressive sights. From the parking area, head toward the information kiosk and start to follow blue-blazed Dragon’s Tooth Trail. It’s a relatively flat walk for the start of the hike."
--Jennifer Adach and Michael R. Martin, AMC's Best Day Hikes in The Shenandoah Valley (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
"This deservedly popular circuit hike travels up Cove Mountain to a vertical stone slab providing 360-degree panoramas. Along the way, you will ascend a small stream valley then meet the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). From there, the A.T. traverses boulder ﬁelds and upturned rock slabs that require some scrambling."
--Johnny Molloy , Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South (Menasha Ridge Press).
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