Fortune's Cove Preserve
On the outskirts of Lovingston, sits 29,000 acres, known as Fortune's Cove Preserve. The recently completed hiking trails remain almost untouched by visitors, making them perfect for those looking to enjoy nature in solitude. Fortune's Cove's unique desert-like landscape provides the perfect ecosystem for extremely rare plants to flourish. The recently completed hiking trails remain almost untouched by visitors, making them perfect for those looking to enjoy nature in solitude.
Starting at the parking lot, bear left onto the gravel heading uphill and in a short distance, the trail will transition onto a trail marked with 2 blue poles. Many trees will be marked with information tags providing a description of the trees along with yellow and green arrows for direction. You will quickly embark on an intense 1400' climb, with a few brief reprieves. After completing the climb you will be rewarded with a descent down High Top Mountain, and stroll past a creek on your way back to the parking lot.
Fortune's Cove Ln, Lovingston, VA 22949
Open daily from dawn to dusk, year-round.
Dogs are not allowed on trails.