Rich Mountain Tower

MODERATE 2 reviews

Rich Mountain Tower is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hot Springs, 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 best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1624 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

2 months ago

Be very careful, there are bees/yellow jackets or something about 15-20 into the trail. A group in front of us warned us of the bees. Then I got stung 5 times and my buddy about 8 times. The area of the hive is very hard to see but directly on the path. Be warned!! Last thing, the tower is closed and you cannot climb up to get the views. Other than that, it was a nice inclined hike.

hiking
Tuesday, January 19, 2016