Fortune's Cove Hike-4 to 5 Miles-Plus A Stop At Potters Craft Cidery

GetHiking! Charlottesville (Charlottesville, VA)
GetHiking! Charlottesville (Charlottesville, VA)
Public group

Fontaine Research Park

415 Ray C Hunt Dr · Charlottesville, VA

How to find us

Meet at the Fontaine Research Park parking lot by 11:30AM. Or meet at the parking lot at the Fortune's Cove trailhead by 12:15PM.

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For our adventure on this day, we will hike the inner circuit trail at Fortune's Cove Nature Conservancy in Nelson County. This trail meanders in and out of several coves and passes by a couple of streams and picturesque cascades too. The total elevation change for our hike will be approximately 800 feet. At the highest elevation point of our hike, there will also be a really nice viewpoint of the meadow below us and in the distance some of the taller peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This vantage point provides a nice opportunity for pictures and taking a snack break.

At the conclusion of our hike, and for those who are interested, we will stop by Potters Craft Cidery - - to spend some time socializing and hanging out around a warm, outdoor fire ring.


>Please bring at least 1-liter of water
>Wear hiking boots/shoes
>Trekking poles are suggested for this hike
>Bring snacks
>Bring your camera
>Carpool Fee: $5.00

Hope you can make it out for what promises to be a fun way to spend a Winter season afternoon.