Big Tom Gap Spur Trail via Black Mountain Crest Trail

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Big Tom Gap Spur Trail via Black Mountain Crest Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Burnsville, North Carolina that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1437 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

trail running

views

over grown

rocky

scramble

no dogs

No facilities. Just a camping area and water source at the bottom.

hiking
26 days ago

We parked at the top of Mt Mitchell and hiked this trail to the peak of Mt Craig. It starts out easy but quickly you’re climbing hand and foot over big rocks. Very cool hike and awesome views from Mt Craig.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great rough terrain and views, lush forest and rock scrambles.

hiking
4 months ago

This is a strenuous trail. You can head upwards 800 feet from the Bumcombe Horse Trail or downward from the Crest Trail. You'll follow a rocky creek run and high over-grown brush. There's two areas with views. There's a nice spring at the bottom for water.