Bearwallow Mountain Trail

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Bearwallow Mountain Trail is a 2.2 mile out and back trail located near Hendersonville, NC that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking.

2.2 miles 570 feet Out & Back



Hike the Bearwallow Mountain Trail to the scenic mountain summit Trail begins beyond an old, rusted gate; walk around it and look for the beginning of the trail on the right. Once inside the gate, locate the trail to the right of the gravel road. The trail switchbacks several times to begin its climb upon entering the forest. At 0.4 mi., ascend a set of elaborate, switchbacked rock stairs constructed by the Carolina Mountain Club Friday Crew. The trail switchbacks sharply at 0.5 mi. and levels out to provide a breather as it curves around Bearwallow's western ridge. Once on the mountain's northern slopes, climb several more sets of rock stairs at 0.7 mi. At 0.8 mi., the trail emerges into Bearwallow's beautiful mountaintop meadow; in summer, you will share the grassy bald with cattle. Intersect the gravel road just beyond and walk it to its end at the summit and fire tower.

3 months ago

Love this hike!

7 months ago

NOTE: the trail is closed through March 2016.

1 year ago