“A popular trail that intersects with Rock Jock Trail and connects to the Linville Gorge Trail.”
— Max Willner
Hunting and fishing are allowed, but permits are required. Camping is permitted in the gorge, but permits are required from May 1 through October 31.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Swimming — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
This is a commonly used trail that connects Rock Jock Trail
to the Linville Gorge Trail
, which is part of the Linville Gorge Wilderness Loop
. It's just off of Memorial Highway (State Road 1238).
The Conley Cove
Trail is a relatively steep trail that descends from Rock Jock Trail
almost 1,000 feet (with lots of switchbacks) towards the Linville Gorge Trail
This is one of several approaches backcountry runners can use to access the Linville Gorge Wilderness Loop
Flora & Fauna
Local flora - rhododendron, sand mrtyle, red chokeberry, azalea, turkey beard, bristly locust, yellow root, silverbell, orchids, ninebark, and wild indigo.
Local fauna - white-tail deer, black bears, squirrel, raccoon, grouse, turkey, vultures, owls, hawks, as well as brown and rainbow trout. There are also copperheads and timber rattlesnakes.