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Snooks Nose Trail

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A steep ridge climb with some breathtaking views, followed by a beautiful Pisgah descent and then gravel road back.


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3.6

Miles

5.8

KM

Point to Point

4,711' 1,436 m

High

1,869' 570 m

Low

2,910' 887 m

Up

67' 20 m

Down

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

57%

Max Grade (30°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

Find a small pull-off to park on Curtis Creek Road, then hike ~50 ft further up the gravel to find a trail on your right. Start heading up trail and keep on heading up. Early on, you'll pass an impacted campsite area. Continuing up the steep trail from there eventually brings you to Snooks Nose Overlook, with beautiful, sweeping panoramas. Don't worry - there's more climbing to come up to Laurel Knob. Continued climbing eventually spits you out at the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Shared By:

Lyle Mitchell with improvements by Stan stan.bizub@yahoo.com

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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in Old Fort

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in Old Fort

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Snooks Nose Overlook offers great views of the surrounding mountainscape.
Apr 2, 2017 near Black M…, NC

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Aug 30, 2020
Faadhil Moheed
Hard steep ascent, snakes at lookout, not great view at top because it's just part of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Good exercise 7.9mi — 5h 29m