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Woods Mountain Trail

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An epic ridgeline roller coaster that ends with an even more epic descent on Betsy's Ridge.


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12.1

Miles

19.5

KM

Point to Point

3,644' 1,111 m

High

1,489' 454 m

Low

1,649' 503 m

Up

3,379' 1,030 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Woods Mountain Trail is a part of the longer Mountains-to-Sea Trail in the area and is really a hidden gem. You'll find, due to its remoteness, that you are pretty much all alone out there for the most part. The first miles are along a very nice ridgeline with good views of the surrounding mountains. The roller coaster ridgeline hike lasts until the true summit of Woods Mountain. From there, the trail begins a very fun, smooth descent for the next 5 miles down to Tom's Creek. The last mile or so is on doubletrack and passes over a small hill before finishing at Woodlawn parking area.

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Shared By:

Brandon Thrower

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#446

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Looking back at Blue Ridge parking area.
Apr 9, 2021 near Marion, NC
Dogs enjoying the challenge of crossing the log, at the Thomas Creek crossing.
Mar 30, 2016 near Marion, NC

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Mar 11, 2018
Jeremy Hughes