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Widows Creek/MST Trail

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Length


12.1 Miles 19.5 Kilometers


2,768' 844 m

Ascent

-2,767' -843 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

3,657' 1,115 m

High

1,363' 415 m

Low

Shared By Brandon Thrower

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This section of the MST makes the big climb from the Piedmont Valley to the lofty Blue Ridge Parkway.

Brandon Thrower

Dogs Leashed

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

Overview

If you are looking for some sustained climbing in northwest North Carolina, then check out this hike.

Description

This out and back hike starts at the Widow's Creek Trail parking area inside Stone Mountain State Park. From here, just follow the white dot to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The trail tread bounces back and forth from doubletrack to singletrack and is not very technical, but there are some pitches that will make your legs scream! The reward for your hard work is the overlook at Devils Garden at the Blue Ridge Parkway. Once you are done taking in the views, flips around and enjoy the downhill on the way back.

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