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A lovely loop that features a sylvan picnic area.


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2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Point to Point

3,932' 1,198 m

High

3,465' 1,056 m

Low

498' 152 m

Up

390' 119 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Description

Coming off of the Bald Mountain Creek Loop, the trail starts moving through a powerline corridor for about a 1/2 mile. This might sound unpleasant but it provides lots of opportunities to see song birds and wildflowers.

Once you move back into the forest you head along an old logging road that pushes up through mature forest. Soon you arrive at a lovely picnic spot along the gently cascading creek.

Leaving the picnic area you make your way to a gravel road. Stay to the left as you head down the road which provides some bigger views of the area.

Peel off to the left on another old logging road that drops down to end at the Bald Mountain Creek Loop.

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Shared By:

Russell Hobart

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#4,283

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Waterfall with a looming boulder.
Jul 17, 2022 near Mars Hill, NC
Bridge to the picnic area.
Jul 17, 2022 near Mars Hill, NC
Creek crossing on the trail.
Jul 17, 2022 near Mars Hill, NC
Crystal skies along the trail.
Jul 17, 2022 near Mars Hill, NC
Pipeline Swallowtails getting a sip of water.
Aug 3, 2022 near Mars Hill, NC

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