Island Overlook Spur Trail (Forest Trail #726)

Area Status: Open

Residing on Lake Moomaw, one of the largest lakes in Virginia, Bolar Mountain Recreation Area affords an abundance of family friendly activities.  Spend a leisurely day on the lake, then return to the campsite to take in the waterside views from the comforts of one’s own RV.  With lakeside access complete with playground, volleyball courts, and the occasional fishing tournament, families will surely spend multiple days at this popular summer destination.

Trail Open To:

Trail Hiking

At a Glance

Fees: No fee.
Open Season: Open year round
Closest Towns: Covington, VA - BATH COUNTY
Water: No drinking water available. All water taken from natural sources should be purified before use.
Restroom: Flush Toilet at Bolar Mountain Recreation Area; Open Seasonally
Operated By: Warm Springs Ranger District: (540) 839 - 2521
Information Center: Trail is located on National Geographic/Trails Illustrated Map #788.  It is recommended that all trail users carry a reliable map at all times.  Maps may be purchased at some local District Ranger Stations, at outdoor retail locations or by visiting the National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated website.

General Information


From Warm Springs, VA:  Take Highway 39 west for 11.4 miles.  Turn left on SR 600 and continue for 7.8 miles to the recreation area.  Make a right on the road leading to the camping areas.

General Notes:
  • Trail Length:  0.21 miles
  • Blazes:  White
  • Trail Difficulty:  Easy
  • Connecting Trails:  FT #721 – Sugar Hollow Trail, and FT #722 – Bolar Loop Trail
  • Elevation:  2080 to 2120 feet
  • Trail Access Points (Approximate LAT/LONG):
  • Trail Etiquette:  Trail etiquette for multiple use trails calls for horses to have the right-of-way.  Hikers should yield to horses.  Bicyclists should yield to horses and hikers.  Horse riders are responsible for the control of their horse at all times.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

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  Area/Length : 
0.21 miles

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  Elevation : 
2080 - 2120 feet