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Conley Cove Trail

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A popular trail that intersects with Rock Jock Trail and connects to the Linville Gorge Trail.


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1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

Point to Point

2,852' 869 m

High

1,918' 585 m

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Up

933' 284 m

Down

17%

Avg Grade (10°)

37%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

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.

Description

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 hikers 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.

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“Cave” along Conley Cove Trail.
Feb 15, 2019 near Spruce…, NC

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Mar 28, 2020
Sharon Gardner
Truck camping trip With Bruce
Jul 13, 2019
Alicia Gray
Jan 5, 2019
Kevin Heimbrook
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Sep 22, 2017
Micah S
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