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 3.7 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: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,463 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
rocky
scramble
7 days ago

We lived this trail. Black Mountain Crest Trail was tough but every bit of it was worth it. After we reached the end of Big Tom we took a right and landed on Buncombe Horse Trail which was very muddy so make sure you have waterproof shoes for that. We then hit up Mount Mitchell trail and made our way back to the main parking lot. About 10 mile hike and the views were incredible. Very rocky and various types of terrain but we love that kind of hiking. Highly recommend this trail.

Very nice hike. Great views along the ridge between peaks. Only went to Mt Craig and back.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this Monday and it was in great shape. There are a lot of rocks to scramble over but worth it for the views. We turned back at Big Tom and logged 2.4 miles, I’ll be back to do this one again

hiking
blowdown
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Great Trail in spite of being socked in by clouds and cold rain. Follows the ridge so lots of views if clear.

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muddy
off trail
rocky
washed out
3 months ago

Great until deciding to turn onto the Big Tom Gap Spur Trail. I’d recommend avoiding this part. Going back is many times harder.

9 months ago

Love this trail. It’s like stepping into an other-worldly movie set when you leave the picnic area at Mount Mitchell. I hiked out to Mount Craig and back. I’ve done it twice.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Will definitely be hiking this again. Very windy, but overall awesome trail and views.

hiking
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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
Saturday, July 22, 2017

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

hiking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

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.

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Saturday, September 09, 2017

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