Bumpus Cove Trail USFS190

Total Miles
7.8

Elevation

980.49 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This trail is a well maintained road that is mostly 1 car width wide and has several spots to turn into if you encounter another vehicle. The trail winds through Rich Mountain via switch backs. The trail takes you up and over overlooks for very nice views and places to stop and picnic. I did encounter some, but very few ruts in the trail. At the end of the trail, you will find a four-way split. I took several routes at one point, and they all take you on a more advanced trail. A side by side would flourish here at this point but prior to this point, it is a very easy beginner trail.

Photos of Bumpus Cove Trail USFS190

Bumpus Cove Trail USFS190
Bumpus Cove Trail USFS190
Bumpus Cove Trail USFS190

Difficulty

I didn't use 4x4 at all during the trip.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Chris Gregg
May 12, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Overall dry at the time with known, normal spots which hold shallow pools of water. NOTE: Several established side trails are closed and gates locked. NOTE: There are new cut trails near the end of the main trail to the left and right. However, both trails are very narrow and not wide enough for Jeeps/mid-sized vehicles. Also, the trail to the left is reported to cut through private property, and said to be posted as private property.
Jeremy Claytore
May 04, 2024
4x4
Open
Devan Hoffman
Apr 13, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Very easy trail can be done in stock vehicles. Trail was clear. We did the whole thing in 2wd. There are some nice views from trail.
Jack Leppert
Mar 22, 2024
Open
Normal
Pretty easy trail, some steep climbs and some rocks. Awesome view for most of the trail, very steep drop off tho, not recommended if you’re scared of heights. The end has an optional steep muddy climb.

Access Description

From Bumpus Cove Road you will see a forestry road to the left marked 190.

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