Shut-In Trail -North to South

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Blue Ridge Parkway

Shut-In Trail -North to South is a 15.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Arden, 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 15.8 miles Elevation Gain: 5,295 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

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nature trips

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bird watching

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hiking
1 month ago

Nice flat hike from sleepy gap. Quite relaxing!

hiking
2 months ago

We did this trail in only a few hours, we saw mountain trail runners along the way, It’s a climb for most of it,and expect to hear distant gun shots from a gun range close by. Good views near ridge lines. Definitely worth it!

hiking
6 months ago

This is my favorite trail to do when I don’t want to drive more than 15min to go hiking (I live in Asheville). You can do as much or as little of it as you’d like and start at different places each time. There are nice forest and mountain views and it’s both challenging and easy at various points. Very versatile! Also more dirt and leaves than rocks, which my tiny dog prefers.

hiking
8 months ago

Very fun and beautiful.. no way to hide from the sun in a lot of spots tho. don't go if it's hot and bring some sunblock and a hat

hiking
8 months ago

Steep, but great a trail with lots of ups and downs.

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rocky
9 months ago

A fine trail

hiking
11 months ago

This trail was awesome, it was a mile climb to start off but over that it flattens out for a bit only went a 2 miles but definitely will be coming back to accomplish the full 15 miles. Very manicured, wildlife as well.

hiking
Wed Nov 28 2018

hiking
Tue Aug 14 2018

Nice trail with a solid leg warmer incline when you start near the Arboretum. Superb vistas in the fall. One of my local favs!

hiking
Wed Oct 05 2016

Great single track trail. Steep but good long trail

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17 days ago

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