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White Oak Trail provides a walk through upland hardwood forests with winter views of Baxter Cliffs.

White Oak Trail begins at the end of Forest Road 465. The trail begins on an old logging road and climbs for approximately .5 mile where it comes to the edge of Forest Road 465A. This road is gated and leads back to the parking area. From this point, the trail continues to climb and eventually crosses the head of the West Prong of Hickey Fork Creek. The trail continues to climb and intersects with an old road. It follows this road to the intersection of Pounding Mill Trail .8 mile north of Seng Gap.

Directions: From Hot Springs, NC, Go east on US 25/ 70 across the French Broad River bridge. Follow US 25 / 70 to SR 208. Turn left and follow SR 208 for 3.5 miles to SR 212. Turn right onto SR 212 and go 7 miles to SR 1310. Turn left onto SR 1310. Travel 1.5 miles to a fork in the road. Bear left and go to the end of the road. Parking is available to the right. NOTE: SR 1310 becomes Forest Road 465 after .5 mile.

Elevation Gain: 1,640 feet

Distance: 2.3 miles

Difficulty: Strenuous

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Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina

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