Summey Cove Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
#112 of 169 trails in

Summey Cove Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Balsam Grove, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,122 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

Difficult mainly due to steepness of about half the trail and slippery surface (loose leaves over mud on steeper sections). The trail is kind of hard to follow at first, keep to the right and climb if in doubt.  If you come to a creek crossing soon after starting, you went left when you should have gone right. The blue blazes are pretty regular so keep an eye out for them. Courthouse Falls is visible from the trail and there is a short spur trail going down to the falls near the north end of the trail.