short easy walk, beautiful views any season

2 months ago

Amazing views at the top. Very steep climb. Not quite an easy rating. Not very busy with people. Will be going back to this one.

Short, steep hike with amazing views at the end.

What you may not know about Bee Mountain is that the entire area was used by the Special Forces Training Group to test its Communication Specialist. You may think it's anti-climatic, I on the other hand grew to respect the climb especially with 100 lbs of equipment on my back. At the top we would set up our radios and antennas to transmit back to Ft Bragg. We used this as our primary Communications Training site until about 1980

Bee mountain was anti-climatic. The mountain top has a thick canopy and there are no good views. The trail is about 8.5 miles with approx 1200ft elevation gain.

The Lost Cove creek section has several stream crossings. You will not be able to keep your feet dry. Recent rains can make the stream dangerous to cross. This is definitely NOT a cold weather hike. Huntfish falls is a great little swimming hole for the hot months though.

It took us 7.5 hours to complete the loop.

1 month ago

11 months ago

Tuesday, June 24, 2014