Colbert Ridge Trail

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Colbert Ridge Trail is a 13.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Montreat, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 13.1 miles Elevation Gain: 4,353 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dog friendly




nature trips

bird watching




wild flowers


Sun Jan 06 2019

Beautiful trail to hike. There is a restaurant near the top and it's pretty good as well.

Wed Sep 19 2018

We did this hike over Easter in a day. It was tough and we got super lucky with the weather. The night before was a blizzard and others did not get so lucky. The trail has a LOT of tree roots and very steep, pretty much the entire way. Super rewarding trip but the summit is crowded with people who can drive to the top so it does take away from the experience of hiking. Bring fuel and a lunch, you will need it for this long hike! It took us 8 hours but we had to stop a bit for the dogs. We saw a lot of people hurting on the way up so make sure you’re ready, get an early start, and have the proper gear if you attempt this strenuous hike.