Lost Cove Creek and Bee Mountain Loop Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews

Lost Cove Creek and Bee Mountain Loop Trail is a 7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Roseborough, North Carolina that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,391 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

hiking
4 days ago

Hiked this today and you might as well throw out the topo map. The first part of the hike to Bee Mountain from the trailhead alternates between gentle rises and sheer 40% climbs until you reach the top. Almost 1000 feet of elevation gain in 1.2 miles. I declined the invitation of the knee bending switchbacks on the backside and instead took the Timber Hollow Ridge Trail to Lost Cove Creek. Hooked up with Mountains to Sea at that point and admired the many waterfalls on Gragg Prong on the way back. You need to be careful, hydrated and in shape for this one!

backpacking
9 months ago

What you may not know about Bee Mountain is that the entire area was used by the Special Forces Training Group to test its Communication Specialist. You may think it's anti-climatic, I on the other hand grew to respect the climb especially with 100 lbs of equipment on my back. At the top we would set up our radios and antennas to transmit back to Ft Bragg. We used this as our primary Communications Training site until about 1980

hiking
Monday, June 12, 2017

Bee mountain was anti-climatic. The mountain top has a thick canopy and there are no good views. The trail is about 8.5 miles with approx 1200ft elevation gain.

The Lost Cove creek section has several stream crossings. You will not be able to keep your feet dry. Recent rains can make the stream dangerous to cross. This is definitely NOT a cold weather hike. Huntfish falls is a great little swimming hole for the hot months though.

It took us 7.5 hours to complete the loop.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
4 months ago