South Mills River Road

MODERATE 2 reviews
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South Mills River Road is a 11 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mills River, NC that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, horses, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

11.0 miles 797 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

nature trips

road biking

horseback riding




wild flowers


4 months ago

Very beautiful scenery. We did between 5 and 6 mile round trip. nice clean air

2 years ago

Nice walk along the south branch of mills river. Several nice camp spots. But they get used fairly often. But a pretty easy walk all the way. A good 10 mile loop is, "south mills river road to wagon gap trail to turkey pen gap trail back to the parking area", this adds couple of difficult trails to make it more of a hike. Took us about 5:17 minutes at 1.45 mph average.