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black Heartbreak Ridge Trail

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4.0 mile 6.4 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 2,066' 630 m
Descent: -155' -47 m
High: 4,753' 1,449 m
Low: 2,751' 838 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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Trail shared by Brandon Thrower

One of the biggest, most infamous climbs in all WNC!

Brandon Thrower

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

Description

One of the classic mountain bike descents in Pisgah is one of the most infamous hiking climbs in Pisgah when paired with the Star Gap Trail. A solid and steady climb with a few short downhills just to give you a quick break. Good views at spots along the trail as well. Continue on an old road to your left after entering a field to head over to the Toll Road and Blue Ridge Pinnacle.

It is super fun to hike down as well!

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Mar 4, 2018
Sabrina Tavella
total miles with Star gap. no other hikers. saw Rocky knob from the South. saw first train after 3mi

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