Dog Cove. Sparta. 6.0 miles rated moderate. At the Dog Cove trailhead located at 6747 Lost Creek Road in Sparta, we will take the Homestead Trail and follow Lost Creek along the valley floor and past three old homestead sites. For the return there is a substantial climb of 600 feet to the Low Gap trail. The Low Gap arch on this trail is a unique feature and worth a .3 mile out and back walk. The Low Gap trail ends back at the Dog Cove trailhead. Bring water, snacks, lunch and bug spray. For more information or to sign up contact Jay Brain at 757-577-6446 or firstname.lastname@example.org.