Ike Branch Trail

HARD 2 reviews

Ike Branch Trail is a 5.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Robbinsville, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,473 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

waterfall

blowdown

muddy

over grown

rocky

washed out

Out & back hike to Slickrock Creek.

hiking
5 months ago

Start @ trailhead for Slickrock Creek Tr. Limited parking off Hwy 129 on south side of bridge below Cheoah Dam. Ike Tr begins after .6mi easy walk along Calderwood Lake. This is a difficult, gnarly, poorly marked & maintained wilderness trail with few blazes, eroded difficult to follow trail with deadfall, & mult creek xzings. Great fun. First .9mi a steep muddy ascent along the stream. Watch for the subtle stream xings. Ascend a ridge-trail now in decent shape & easy to follow through forest. Jxn w Hangover Tr @ 1.5mi &Yellow Hammer Gap Tr. @ 1.6. Steep descent to end @ Slickrock Creek @ 2.2mi from Ike trailhead. Unable to make a loop w Slickrock Cr Tr -water too high today for safe xing.

hiking
5 months ago