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West Ridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

2.8 mile 4.5 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 102' 31 m
Descent: -1,381' -421 m
High: 5,220' 1,591 m
Low: 3,869' 1,179 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 43% (23°)

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Trail shared by Brandon Thrower

The most technical and remote section of the Montreat Trail system.

Brandon Thrower

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Only for serious hikers who know how to handle very steep technical terrain that is usually covered in leaves! It is awesome! The trail is very faint in most places and includes lots of off-camber rocks and roots. There are a couple sections that require using your hands as you scramble down some rocky sections. Stick to the ridgeline if you lose the trail for a second, and it will reappear. It can be tricky in there...

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Land Manager: Buncombe County, NC

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Mar 17, 2019
Missy Wright
Nov 24, 2018
DAVID SYMONDS
only about 1 mile+ from big piney 6mi

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  4.8 from 5 votes

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in Montreat

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#2

in Montreat

#1,290

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