Grassy Ridge Mine Overlook

EASY 5 reviews
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Grassy Ridge Mine Overlook is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Balsam, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
124 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
26 days ago

Beautiful trail. The mossy rocks really make you feel like you're having a fantasy-novel adventure. The lower trail at least is not blazed or otherwise marked except at the trailhead, but it's well-maintained and cleared enough that sticking to it is easy. Other then the sound of cars passing, I saw no signs of civilization on my hike mid-morning on a Sunday in July.

hiking
1 month ago

These hikes are part of the Mountain to Sea trail and were well maintained-overgrowth has just been cut back apparently. Very little elevation but some slippery footing occasionally. Pretty wildflowers on both the upper and lower trails. Hiked these severL days and never saw another soul, although you can hear traffic noise from the Parkway. Dog friendly!

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely, hidden trails extending more than a mile in both directions from a trailhead just off the overlook parking lot. Mossy, wide trails and a cloud-forest feel on the trail to the right; the trail to the left is drier and more overgrown. Both are fun, hidden gems — we never saw any other people on either!

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
3 months ago