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blueBlack Big Butt Trail #161

Trail

5.9 mile 9.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,185' 361 m
Descent: -2,243' -684 m
High: 5,806' 1,770 m
Low: 4,255' 1,297 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 40% (22°)

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Trail shared by Caide Wooten

A nice ridge-to-ridge trail traversing from the Walter Knob Overlook to NC-197.

Caide Wooten

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The trail begins at the Walker Knob Overlook at Milepost 358.9 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The trailhead is furthest to the left from the parking area. The trail traverses through a highland forest primarily composed of evergreens and birch trees above a fairly dense ground cover. Little Butt (elevation 5,620 feet) is about 2 miles from the parking area. At this point are two obvious side trails to a rock outcropping with a view northeast to Mount Mitchell (look for fire towers). Big Butt is approximately one mile past Little Butt. The trail continues on all the way until it intersects with NC- 197. Get there early for a 12-mike round-trip hike.

Flora & Fauna

Seasonal wildflowers, small passerines birds

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Dec 24, 2018
Ryan Meling
Aug 31, 2018
Phillip Ross
Oct 8, 2008
Emma Clarke

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