Mountains to Sea Trail: Craven Gap to Lane Pinnacle

MODERATE 52 reviews

Mountains to Sea Trail: Craven Gap to Lane Pinnacle is a 12.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Asheville, North Carolina that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding and is best used from April until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,182 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

trail running

views

hiking
16 days ago

Only hiked up to the Elk Mountain Scenic Highway Crossing and turned back (2 Miles each way). Pretty mountainside trail, some nice wildflowers, but very little views. A couple nice creek crossings. There’s a hard to find spur trail down to the Tanbark Ridge Overlook on the parkway, but I didn’t take it. Noise from vehicles is consistent throughout the hike, as the trail is just above the parkway.

hiking
1 month ago

Despite some of the photos, it really wasn't very scenic. We went about 3 miles in and came back out. Any valley views were obstructed by trees and road noise from BRP was quite distracting. Reasonably strenuous, but if you're looking for a quiet hike into the woods, this isn't it.

hiking
9 months ago

Lovely views the entire trail but noise from BRP initially is disturbing but fades after a couple miles.

Good variety of grade changes. Opens up for panoramic views. Only negative is car noise from BRP.

hiking
Thursday, June 22, 2017

It was okay. The first half of the hike follows closely beside a moderately busy highway, which kind of pulled me out enjoying the natural beauty of the area. If I were to do this hike again, which I probably wouldn't, I would start at a point further along the trail somewhere on ox creek road.

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1 month ago

recorded Craven Gap Trail

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