Bullhead Mountain and Locust Knob

MODERATE 3 reviews
#32 of 38 trails in

Bullhead Mountain and Locust Knob is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Barnardsville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

4.4 miles
1079 feet
Out & Back


nature trips

trail running




wild flowers

2 months ago

2 months ago

fun diverse hike. We didn't do the entire trail, just to the overlook and back just over half way. Different terrain types, from dry forested to wet lush forest, meadow with blueberries and low bushes. Beautiful overlook back toward Montreat and reservoir and up toward parkway.

2 months ago

I can't believe that I am the first person to write a review on this gorgeous hike. First of all today was really hot, but there is lots of places on this trail that are shaded and cool. Some areas are in the sun, with butterflies, blueberries, gorgeous views and a couple of nice places to eat lunch. The trail elevation gain goes up and down, but nothing too difficult. There are areas with roots and rocks and then areas that are smooth enough to ride a bike. A fresh water spring is located on the trail. There are trees and birds that you would not see in lower altitudes. Overall, I think this has now become one of my favorite trails.