Thomas Divide, Newton Bald and Mingus Creek Trail

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Thomas Divide, Newton Bald and Mingus Creek Trail is a 11 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Cherokee, North Carolina that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 11.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,338 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


From Thomas Divide trailhead the trail heads up to a ridgeline and gains elevation until about the Newton Bald trailhead where it begins to lose elevation. After rain there are several wet crossings with some logs and rocks. The beginning of the trail is rocky and rooty but improves further down the trail.

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