Dry Run

Covington, Virginia 24426

Dry Run

Dry Run Professional Review and Guide

"This ride's general location is the northern end of Covington. Scenery includes beautiful stands of mountain laurel along Dry Run and views of neighboring peaks. As you begin pedaling on this ride from the end of Cypress Street in Covington onto Dry Run Road (FS 339), you'll find it hard to believe that Dry Run's rushing waters and lush growths of mountain laurel and sassafras will quickly replace the sulfurous smells emanating from Westvaco's smokestacks, but that's exactly what happens.

The two-and-a-half-mile, technical double-track descent on Dry Run Trail is guaranteed to keep you grinning for weeks. Most riders of average fitness levels and bike handling skills could do this as a one-way trip, but anyone planning to do a 20-mile round-trip should be intermediate or better-and have a more-than-adequate supply of spare tubes."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
Year-round, except when there is snow and ice. Also use caution during hunting season.
1,440 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,640 feet
Top Elevation
James River Ranger District, George Washington National Forest 703-962-2214
Local Contacts
George Washington National Forest Map of the James River Ranger District; USGS Covington
Local Maps