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blue Caney Bottom Trail #361

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Trail

1.8 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 417' 127 m
Descent: -60' -18 m
High: 3,010' 917 m
Low: 2,653' 809 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Matthew Fedel

A nice trail with lots of cascades and natural areas that can easily be used as a loop with Cove Creek Trail #340.

Matthew Fedel

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

NOTE: Cove Creek Group Campground is a fee area. Please respect the privacy of any campers by staying on the trail, which bypasses the group campsites.

Description

To access this trail, park at the Cove Creek/Davidson River Trailhead Parking along National Forest 475 Rd. On the north side, you'll see a gated road. Go around the gate and follow the road for 0.4 miles toward the Cove Creek Group Campground. You'll pick up the trailhead on your left as you approach the group campsite. The blaze is blue.

This is a moderately graded trail that travels along many streams and cascades and over several footbridges. There are several flat areas that are great for spotting wildlife. The trail is fairly popular for mountain bikers, but still worth checking out. The trail will wind its way northwards, sometimes climbing above the creek until you reach the headwaters. Eventually, the trail will end at the Cove Creek Trail #340.

This trail makes an excellent loop when combined with Cove Creek Trail #340 and/or with the short Cove Creek Falls connector trail.

Flora & Fauna

Tulip tree, oak, white pine, hemlock, and other mixed hardwoods typical of the area. You'll spot plenty of rhododendrons along the trail, and open areas make for good wildlife spotting.

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Feb 2, 2019
Kerry Pless
Jan 30, 2018
Karl Healy
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