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Colbert Ridge Trail

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Unlike its name, the trail is no joke!


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Map Key

3.7

Miles

6.0

KM

Point to Point

5,732' 1,747 m

High

2,768' 844 m

Low

2,964' 903 m

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Down

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Unknown

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

Description

Starting near Carolina Hemlock CG, this trail is one of the main access points to the Black Mountain Crest and helps form one of the only loops on this northern section of the Black Mountains. The trail is steep with a couple of good overlooks about midway. The trail is very technical, especially as you climb higher towards Deep Gap at its termination point.

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Brandon Thrower

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  4.8 from 9 votes

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Enjoy phenomenal views on the way up to Mt. Mitchell.
Jun 21, 2017 near Burnsville, NC

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Sep 1, 2018
Jacob Virgil
Trekking poles highly recommended. This is a grueling 3.7 mile climb that is not for the inexperienced. 3.7mi
Dec 27, 2017
Jeffery Porter
Colbert ridge to winter star mountain epic out and back..earn that Pisgah pale ale
Jul 22, 2017
Dario P
This trail is serious. Not a afternoon stroll 3.9mi