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

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

trail running

views

hiking
11 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.