Big Fork Ridge Loop Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Big Fork Ridge Loop Trail is a 9.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Waynesville, 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. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1833 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

backpacking

camping

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

scramble

no dogs

9.3 mile loop in the southern Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Loop includes the following trails: Big Fork Ridge Trail Caldwell Fork Trail Rough Fork Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Very steep incline. Down trees over the trail in one section.

2 months ago

Great trail with great views.

5 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Thursday, July 21, 2016

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Monday, November 17, 2014

hiking
Saturday, October 06, 2012

Great trail! Definitely considered a moderate.

Campsite 41 is plenty big for large groups. It is located at the halfway point, so it's easy to break up the trip into two days. And, if you want to stay over an extra night, just set up camp at campsite 40 near Woody Place. I recommend hiking the loop clockwise to avoid lengthy inclines.

BLOG ENTRY: http://sixpanel.blogspot.com/2012/10/big-fork-ridge-loop.html



Plenty of water, so don't carry a bladder. Save some weight.