Bald Knob Ridge Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Bald Knob Ridge Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Burnsville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.3 miles
1,312 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers

Directions from Burnsville, NC: Travel east on US 19E for about 4.3 miles to an access road to SR 80. Turn right (south) and travel .6 mile and turn right again on SR 80 (south). Follow this road for 11.6 miles to the Mt. Mitchell golf course and turn right on Forest Service Road 472. This road changes to gravel. After it changes, you will arrive at an intersection at which you can go straight or take a right. Turn right on this road (Forest Service Road 472). Travel past a parking lot on the left with a bulletin board with trail maps and information. A pull off is to your left and the trailhead is on your right. The trail is located after the Buncombe Horse Range Trail sign.