DISTANCE
7.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2956 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

muddy

over grown

backpacking
2 months ago

This trail is pretty brutal but it serves its purpose to get you to the crest. It's relentlessly uphill and steep with few breaks. I would not recommend this trail unless you're attempting to get to the crest to either do a loop around and come back down Buncomb Horse Trail or doing a point to point. Doing an out and back of this trail would be pretty boring since there are only 2-3 overlooks that aren't as good as other trails. If you're carrying backpacks, this trail will make you question your life choices and make you wish you splurged for lighter gear.