Pinchin Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews
#20 of 27 trails in

Pinchin Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wisemans View, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

2.6 miles
1745 feet
Out & Back



nature trips





21 days ago

Fabulous trail, but anyone who would call this moderate must be a mountain goat. At approx 600 metres of elevation change (I actually recorded it as 675 metres right to the river) this trail averages almost 25 percent slope, with more than half of the elevation change occurring in the middle third. I would say the more reliable rating is the “most difficult” one by the park service. Poles should be an absolute must for most people. Small rock outcropping about a third of the way down. Take the time to climb the outcropping. The views are worth it.

1 month ago

Its on the harder side for sure. But the shortness makes up for it. Bring your sunscreen.

2 months ago

Whoa. Great hike! Very steep and very rocky trail for lost of the way until you hit the river. Trail isn't marked but it's well traveled. It's about a 7 mile gravel drive in from the paved county road to the trail head. Good luck!

Trail is longer than 2.6 more like 1.9 one way and s should be rated hard because it is straight down and then up

2 months ago

loved it!

4 months ago

Loved it.Grand views.... steep descent and assent... several breaks to get back to the top.. no switch backs. 1700+ elev. change in 1.3 miles days enough.

4 months ago

this was the hardest assent I have made. short 1.3 miles, 2000 feet up. with packs, very difficult.

5 months ago


2 months ago

Sunday, October 18, 2015