Summey Cove Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Summey Cove Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Balsam Grove, North Carolina that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.5 miles
1,122 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


trail running


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.