DISTANCE
8.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,801 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

over grown

off trail

historic site

17 days ago

Y’all let me you...
We started off on the Kitsuma bike/hiking trail which was great! But as we got to the bottom we realized that this trail did not truly loop around. You do have to walk up a road to continue on to the Swannanoa Creek trail. Which was fine. But the further you went down the trail the more over grown and washed out it became. Apparently that area was hit pretty hard with torrential rain about 3 months ago which completely washed out the trail. The trail is no longer kept up so it was basically a jungle of kudzu, fallen trees, and briars. The only “trail” we were able to follow was made by the deer. We became so frustrated that we climbed up the hill and walked along the railroad tracks and over I40 back to the car. I don’t recommend the Swannanoa Creek trail at this time until it can be cleared up as it was impossible to follow.