Mingus Mill and Newton Bald Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews

Mingus Mill and Newton Bald Trail is a 10.5 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Cherokee, NC that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

10.5 miles 3110 feet Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

I just took the trail the short distance to, and a little past, Mingus Mill. It is great for families and just down the road from the Oconaluftee Visitor Center. I would like to complete the hike to Newton Bald on a return visit.

trail running
1 month ago

Did an 2.5 out and back trail run here, planned to go the whole route, but came across a bear so, I turned back. Fun trail, but lots of large rocks making up the trail's path so, it was really hard to open up and run fast. But, I had a great time with this one. Certainly plan to hit it up again next time I'm in the area. Also, Cherokee is a great little town to see!

1 year ago