DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
154 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

river

hiking
9 months ago

Visiting Little Shoals is great, but unless you're drenched in bug spray and brought a stick to clear out spiderwebs, I would not take Mossy Ravine Trail to see it. We came out with probably 20 ticks on us and spent most of the trail rushing through swarms of mosquitoes and trying to avoid banana spiders and black widows blocking the path.

There is a gravel road that is a slightly shorter route to Little Shoals, I think it's mostly used by hunters but it's also good for walking. I would definitely take that instead, next time we visit.