ElevationAscent: 1,007' 307 m
Descent: -1,007' -307 m
High: 3,290' 1,003 m
Low: 2,283' 696 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
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“This challenging 3.6-mile hike loops back around to a watering hole for a refreshing day in the forest.”— Jillian Langston
Check out this area in the wintertime to experience the best views. The rest of the year, the trail's dense foliage can make views difficult to find.
Once you've made it nearly to the top of the mountain, keep your eyes peeled for a junction with the Coontree Gap Trail veering off to the left. Jump on the Coontree Gap Trail and make a steady descent down the steep, winding grades ahead of you. After a little while, the trail picks up Coontree Creek again and follows it south to reach the first junction of the day and your return trail to the parking area.
Land Manager: USFS - Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Ranger District