This trail is designed for many possible loop trails in the area. It is blazed in orange and ascends quite steeply in sections with some switchbacks. It crosses several small streams and provides some pleasant views of Walker Ridge. The trail goes through woods typical in this area and emerges on Laurel Gap Trail.
Directions: From Burnsville, NC, Travel east on 19E for .5 mile and turn right on SR 197 (south). Stay on this road through Pensacola and Cane River Gap to Barnardsville, about 25 miles. The road is paved then changes to gravel and then pavement again. Turn left at the intersection of SR 197 and SR 2173 (Dillingham Road) and follow this road, which becomes gravel and Forest Service Road 74. Follow it for 4.4 miles to the trailhead on the left.
Elevation: 4,500 feet
Elevation Gain: 670 feet
Distance: 1.2 miles
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