Scaly Mountain Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews
#34 of 88 trails in

Scaly Mountain Trail is a 3.7 mile out and back trail located near Lickskillet, North Carolina that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.7 miles
1128 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash




Scaly Mountain NC

14 days ago

Loved this hike! Park just off the side of the road where the sign says Bartram Trail. The trail to Scaly that is via Hickory Nut has you drive up a gravel road. This was much easier! My kids and I really enjoyed this hike. We loved being in a canopy of trees and felt like we were in an enchanted forest. Gorgeous views at the end to boot!!

1 month ago

Really awesome hike with beautiful views. Not too steep We did the shortened hike off of Turtle Pond Rd which are marked with blue signs. It’s meets up with the Bartram Trail which turns up the mountain to Scaly. The summit is not clearly marked and we kept hiking without even knowing it. So don’t just follow the yellow markers. Make sure to download the trail map so you can see when it ends.

2 months ago

A surprisingly beautiful out and back. the last part to the summit is off the main trail and is marked. Gorgeous sections of magnolia and mountain laurel. Bare trees in early April allowed for beautiful views.

3 months ago

Really enjoyed this one! Not overly strenuous but gets the heart a pumpin!!! Gets windy when you get towards the top and then some awesome

6 months ago

Beautiful hike with stunning views. Be very careful not to miss the hard left turn in the beginning of the hike. We didn’t realize that two yellow markers indicated a turn and continued straight instead. We ended up basically rock climbing straight up the mountain until we ran into the trail at the top. The way back down was well marked and a great hike. We met up with several other people who missed the initial turn like us and got lost in the woods. Worth the trouble though and no trouble at all if you stay on trail.

7 months ago

Beautiful hike! Good workout.

7 months ago

We found the tucked away trailhead off of turtle pond rd. The one lane road led to a very small parking area. We were pleasantly surprised with the trail. It did combine with the Bartram Trail at the summit of Scaly man. Beautiful views and a great hike.

9 months ago

This hike is a small portion of the Bartram Trail starting from Osage Mountain Overlook and ending on the summit of Scaly Mountain. Unfortunately, the dense fog didn't lift by the time I reached the summit and so, for me, there were no views, hence the four instead of five star rating. I'm sure the views are beautiful and will return to see them. The trail itself is in good shape here. Very few roots, although there are some extremely rocky sections.

10 months ago

Really loved this hike - came up for the solar eclipse! If you are going to look this up on Google, the trailhead starts with Bartram Trail on Highlands, NC and connects further up.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Great trail! Hiked this with a few young kids and they did great! I only wish there was a bathroom of some sort at the beginning.

18 days ago

4 months ago

6 months ago

11 months ago

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Wednesday, September 02, 2015