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Favorite The last crossing of the North Mills River is quick and doable.
Intermediate

Mills River Loop

3.6 mi 5.8 km 315' Up 96.13 m Up 332' Down 101.06 m Down

Avery C…, NC

Trace Ridge Hiking

  • 42 Miles 67 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 5 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 5 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Trace Ridge - 13

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3.9 mi 6.4 km #1Trace Ridge Trail #354
Difficult
Avery Creek, NC
Difficult
Avery Creek, NC
5.0 mi 8.0 km #2Big Creek Trail #102
Difficult
Avery Creek, NC
Difficult
Avery Creek, NC
2.3 mi 3.6 km #3Fletcher Creek Trail #350
Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC
Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC
3.1 mi 5.0 km #4Spencer Branch Trail #140
Difficult
Avery Creek, NC
Difficult
Avery Creek, NC
1.3 mi 2.1 km #5Yellow Gap Trail #611
Intermediate
Mills River, NC
Intermediate
Mills River, NC
1.8 mi 2.9 km #6Bad Fork Trail #323
Difficult
Avery Creek, NC
Difficult
Avery Creek, NC
1.8 mi 2.9 km #7Spencer Gap Trail #600
Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC
Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC
1.2 mi 1.9 km #8Bear Branch Trail #328
Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC
Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC
1.3 mi 2.1 km #9Middle Fork Trail #352
Easy
Avery Creek, NC
Easy
Avery Creek, NC
1.5 mi 2.5 km #10Hendersonville Reservoir Rd. (FR 142)
Easy
Avery Creek, NC
Easy
Avery Creek, NC
1.7 mi 2.7 km #11North Mills River Trail #353
Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC
Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC
12.5 mi 20.1 km #12Fletcher Creek Rd. (FR 5097)
Easy
Avery Creek, NC
Easy
Avery Creek, NC
0.8 mi 1.3 km #13Wash Creek #606
Easy
Mills River, NC
Easy
Mills River, NC

Photos of Trace Ridge - 8

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Cole's Falls
Mar 10, 2021 near Mills R…, NC
The climb up Spencer Branch takes you through a thriving hardwood forest.
Mar 13, 2017 near Avery C…, NC
Cross Spencer Creek along this narrow, but doable rock-hop.
Mar 13, 2017 near Avery C…, NC
Old Hendersonville Reservoir stands alongside the trail.
Mar 13, 2017 near Avery C…, NC
The singletrack Bad Fork Trail offers a pleasant respite from the area's doubletrack.
Mar 13, 2017 near Avery C…, NC
The last crossing of the North Mills River is quick and doable.
Mar 13, 2017 near Avery C…, NC
The Bad Fork Trail travels on a beautiful forested tread alongside Bad Fork Creek. Be sure to check out this fallen tree while on trail!
Mar 10, 2017 near Avery C…, NC
The race starts in this wide, grassy area.
Mar 13, 2017 near Avery C…, NC