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Lost Cove Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

7.4 mile 11.9 kilometer loop
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,377' 420 m
Descent: -1,379' -420 m
High: 2,946' 898 m
Low: 1,707' 520 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Brandon Thrower

Forming a loop around Timber Ridge, this trail has everything from technical creekside trail to quad-burning ascents.

Brandon Thrower

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

Description

The Lost Cove Trail is a loop trail around Timber Ridge that follows the drainages of Lost Cove Creek and Gragg Prong Creek. About half of the trail is shared with with the Mountains to Sea trail and there are multiple waterfalls and swimming holes that can be found along this trail. The trail tread can be great in spots and very technical in others. There is also a big switchbacking climb up to Timber Ridge that will get the blood pumping. Be prepared for multiple creek crossings as well along the trail, and be sure to take time to enjoy Hunt Fish Falls and Gragg Prong Falls.

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Oct 12, 2019
Alexander Clark
Oct 5, 2019
Alexander Clark
May 24, 2019
Frank Rizzo
Apr 29, 2019
Stephen Miller
Jun 23, 2018
E G
Jun 15, 2018
Paige Spell
Mar 10, 2018
Kendyl Brown
Many crossings of river were very technical but a rewarding challenge. Got lost following yellow arrows leading to ropes assisting down the waterfall. 5mi
Nov 25, 2017
Chris Ruiz
11/24-26/17

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 10 votes

#5

in Wilson Creek

#6818

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#5

in Wilson Creek

#238

in North Carolina

#6,818

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Photos

Gragg Prong Falls is utterly beautiful.
Apr 2, 2017 near Linville, NC
My adventure buddy scoots across a downed tree to bypass one of the many creek crossings.
Apr 2, 2017 near Linville, NC
Beautiful boulders add to the creek's beauty.
Apr 2, 2017 near Linville, NC
One of many river crossings along this trail, with this being one of the shallowest.
Oct 16, 2017 near Linville, NC
Hard to miss this picturesque waterfall as you move along the trail past Hunt Fish Falls.
Oct 16, 2017 near Linville, NC

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