The Jackson River Scenic Trail follows it namesake river, winding its way between Clearwater Park north of Covington and Intervale to the north. The trail follows an old railroad bed of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (Hot Springs Branch) and passes through small communities, cultivated fields, and small patches of woodland along the way.
The Jackson River Trail is indeed scenic, with views of a waterfall or two and excellent trout fishing in the river. There are plans to extend the trail another 10 miles.
Parking and Trail Access
At the south end in Clearwater Park, there is trailhead parking on Jackson River Road across from Petticoat Junction.
My husband and I took to this trail on April, 7th 2013 and the trail looked like it was brand new. New picnic tables along the river, the crushed gravel surface was smooth, free of debris and rocks- just perfect. We encountered a little waterfall off ...
This was my first ride on the Jackson River trail, and I was impressed with the scenery, the crushed stone surface, and the parking at the trailheads. The trail now starts at Dressler Dr. (Va778)just as you turn left from route 220 north (just before ...
Newly developed and just amazing. Great family bike ride with beautiful views. Highly recommended!