Jackson River Scenic Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Waterfalls, river views, rugged rock formations, vibrant fall foliage, and delicate flowers in the spring: these are the sights that put the scenic in Jackson River Scenic Trail. The peaceful rail-trail, nestled in the Allegheny Highlands of western Virginia, traces the route of what was once the Hot Springs Branch of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway.
It begins in Intervale, just north of Covington, and winds north, hugging the curves of its namesake river. Picnic benches along the water allow you to rest and take in the beautiful surroundings. For added adventure, you can kayak or canoe in the river, and it’s also known as an excellent place for trout fishing."