Burntrock Ridge Trail #65A
ElevationAscent: 525' 160 m
Descent: -451' -137 m
High: 3,993' 1,217 m
Low: 3,481' 1,061 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)
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“This interior trail connects Sassafras Creek Trail near Sassafras Falls to Snowbird Creek Trail near Middle Falls.”— Uphill Hike
Family Friendly Waterfalls, a large creek, large campsites, and a footbridge make this an eventful trail for the whole family. Burntrock Ridge involves some ascent, however, the climb is short.
The trail reaches its highest point and continues level along the ridge. Eventually the trail descends a little while continuing along the ridgetop toward the west. The trail bears to the right of the ridge and begins a descent where one is more likely to encounter short sections of overgrown trail. These include patches of briars. At no time is it hard to follow the trail.
The trail descends further with water seeps and turns right at Little Flat Branch where it follows the right bank. Trail crosses Little Flat Branch and continues down the left bank to the junction with Big Snowbird Trail (64) at Big Snowbird Creek.
Complete trail guides for Burntrock Ridge Trail and other area Snowbird Wilderness trails can be found at uphillhikes.com/category/so…
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Land Manager: USFS - Nantahala National Forest Office