With a trailhead located just minutes from downtown Covington, the Jackson River Scenic Trail has a surface of finely crushed gravel and is well-suited for family rides and hikes. The trail is built on an old railroad bed that runs mostly parallel to the Jackson River.

The Trail:

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Alleghany Highlands Trails Site
To learn about more trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, visit AlleghanyHighlandsTrails.com

Alleghany Highlands Blueway Site
For ways to enjoy the Jackson River and our other lakes and rivers, visit AlleghanyHighlandsBlueway.com

Tourism Site
Plan a visit to the Alleghany Highlands

Parks and Recreation logoThe Jackson River Scenic Trail is managed by Alleghany County Parks & Recreation