Dragons Tooth Trail, VA • Hike
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Dragons Tooth Trail, VA

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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Distance One Way 2.44 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,773 feet
Elevation Gain 1,261 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,285 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 6.72
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Dragons Tooth is a spectacular rock formation located on top of Cove Mountain. The 2.3 mile trail leading to Dragons Tooth is a gradual uphill climb for the first mile or so. Then it joins the Appalachian Trail and begins to climb steeply. This part of the hike is fairly strenuous, with some rock scrambling near the top. You'll need your hands and feet to climb the last rocky sections to reach "The Tooth", a 35' rock spire. At the top, you'll be rewarded with a jumble of rugged rock outcroppings and panoramic views. Allow plenty of time and daylight to do this challenging hike. Many hikers will take six hours or more to complete the hike.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    From I-81: Exit 140 and take Highway 311 north for 11 miles towards New Castle. Dragon’s Tooth parking lot is on the left, just past Catawba Grocery.
    page created by joebartels on Jun 26 2020 7:27 pm

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