Ellicott Rock Trail

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Ellicott Rock Trail est un sentier en boucle de 11.2 miles peu fréquenté situé près de Highlands, Caroline du Nord. Le sentier longe une rivière et sa difficulté est évaluée comme modérée. Le sentier offre plusieurs activités et est accessible toute l'année. Les chiens sont les bienvenus sur ce sentier mais seulement en laisse.

Distance: 11.2 miles Dénivelé: 1,870 feet Type d'itinéraire: Boucle

chiens en laisse

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activités en pleine nature



vue panoramique

fleurs sauvages


The trailhead is on Bull Pen Road near Ammos Branch Campground. The route shown on this page has the hiker returning to the trailhead by walking along Bull Pen Road. This road is dirt and is lightly trafficked. Alternatively, hikers could leave a car at the eastern trailhead of the Ellicott Rock Trail on Bull Pen Road, and drive back to their car at the original trailhead. Hikers could also start this hike from the eastern trailhead on Bull Pen Road and do this hike in the opposite direction. This trail requires crossing the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River. The crossing is about 60 feet wide, does not have a bridge, and can be dangerous at times. Cross with caution.

arbres tombés
2 months ago

4 months ago

Went with 2 buddies and had a blast, we were very tired coming out but the scenery is like no other and about 8 miles in there’s a really old path marked with orange tape that’s been over grown but after getting scraped up and smacked by branches a few times on the way down you’re greeted with some white waters running into a circular pool-like area with your own private beach spot. Was really cool but verrrrry cold at night. Would recommend but be prepared for a lonnnng walk.

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arbres tombés
8 months ago

My wife and I backpacked this trail over a 3 day period. We started from the western trail head and went counter clockwise. The trail up to the river had a lot of trees down that were difficult to navigate with a large pack on. The trail is very easy to follow though. Doing the trail in this direction leads you to the Chattooga river at about 4 miles in. There are 2 old camp sites just before crossing the river. Recommend only using these sites if you cannot safely cross the river. The river crossing can be tricky depending on the water level and temperature. There is no clear shallow path across, and the rocks can shift a bit when stepped on. if you do cross the river in this direction the promise of better camp sites are about 150 yards down the trail. Going counter clockwise on the trail after crossing the river is a large ascent up the hills. After about 3 miles you will come back to bull pen rd. There is a lot of water along the road, but it can be difficult to get to near the trail. I recommend hiking approximately 1.2 miles down the road to the established camping/ picnic site near McCall Rd. The rest of the trail along the road is pretty easy. You will eventually get to a gorgeous waterfall, with great views and access. The ticks were very thick, found 5 in 2 days, so be aware of that. my wife and I enjoyed this trail, we just wish there had been a little more info on the camp sites and how difficult the river crossing was.

Mon Oct 08 2018

Great trail with some good fishing at the end.

5 months ago

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