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Sycamore Cove #143

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

3.2 mile 5.1 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 621' 189 m
Descent: -604' -184 m
High: 2,747' 837 m
Low: 2,146' 654 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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Trail shared by Connor Woodruff

A tough, root-strewn trail that follows two mountain creeks.

Connor Woodruff

Features River/Creek

Description

Sycamore Cove starts and finishes directly on Hwy 276 (there are pull-offs that can accommodate a few cars across the road from both the start and finish).

The trail begins easily with a shallow stream crossing but quickly becomes steep and technical with a lot of roots that will do their best to impede you. Soon after, there's a deeper stream crossing with a makeshift bridge. Continuing on, the trail becomes very steep with more than a couple spots that may require you to stop and catch your breath.

After it intersects with the Black Mountain Connector #127A, it meets up with the Grassy Road Trail #396 and continues climbing for a ways. Finally, the descent begins and the roots are out in full force! After the switchback, with the creek running by it, the trail becomes steeper and rockier. There are a handful of stream crossings and a bridge before reaching the end.

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Jun 28, 2019
Ethan Chandler
3.2mi — 1h 00m
Feb 23, 2018
John Hart
3.2mi
Jan 18, 2018
John Hart
Beautiful day for this hike. With the recent snow, it is very slippery but I had no issues. The snow adds to the beauty of the forest. 3.5mi

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  4.3 from 4 votes

#5

in Avery Creek

#7486

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#5

in Avery Creek

#266

in North Carolina

#7,486

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