Vances Cove

Total Miles
9.9

Elevation

575.18 ft

Duration

--

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Vances Cove trail is a meandering gravel road starting at Cold Spring Gap. Descending into the valley along cold spring creek. The road can become washed out in some areas after heavy rain, as the trail so closely follows it. Tight and narrow, the trail winds down to an intersection at Vances Cove, where it becomes a little overgrown but is a good turnaround point. If turning right here, the trail will start to climb out of the valley and into more hardwoods. Many dispersed campsites can be found along this section until ending at a gate. It's recommended to turn around at the last turnout marked waypoint.

Photos of Vances Cove

Vances Cove
Vances Cove
Vances Cove

Difficulty

This road is mostly gravel but narrow and winding with areas washed out from heavy rains. These washouts can be a little rough and rocky with clay in some areas. Some standing water may be present in low areas.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Wesley Coleman
Feb 10, 2024
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Doug Ford
Jul 22, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Steven Rodriguez
Jul 04, 2023
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Closed Gate
Posted Sign
Jeremy Sharp
Jun 25, 2023
2018 Toyota 4Runner
Temporarily Closed

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