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Timber Ridge Loop Trail is a 5.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Collettsville, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.6 mi Elevation gain 1,335 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Running Forest River Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife Muddy Over grown
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Philip Stone
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its really hard to cross the river yesterday.the water was ice cold and the stream was strong. start from crossing the rivers and see if you can handle it. February 15.

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Beth McHugh
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November 2019 hike...you will cross creeks several times and you will get wet. Need to be well prepared (good shoes, extra socks, fire starter etc and well charged phone battery to check on GPS OFTEN!) Have all emergency gear in your pack and don't underestimate the amount of time this strenuous not well marked (in some places near Bee Mtn, not marked at all) trail will take you. Plan for finishing well before dark. When most of the leaves are down its nearly impossible to see the trail even with GPS. Be smart, in shape, forewarned and prepared for this one. Beautiful but no views from Bee Mountain. Timber Ridge steep part is strenuous and not to be taken lightly.

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Nikki Orie
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I will start this review as I love to hike but not an adventurous outdoor hiker. Based on other reviews we knew going into the hike it wasn’t well marked. That is a very accurate statement. We ended up taking a non marked trail, which in the end was a great idea! It was a gradual increase in grade vs very steep straight up portions. It followed the creek for a bit and had several Rhododendron tunnels to hike through. Once we met the Timber Ridge Trail there were several overgrown sections and no trail markings. We actually passed the trail split to head back to the car and had to turn around to find it. We expected vista views from Bee Mountain (assuming the location of Bee Mountain was accurate on the map) and were very disappointed there weren’t any. The last mile has incredibly steep portions. The AllTrails app is a must for this trail. I would follow the advice of more experienced hikers if you chose to hike this trail. I feel that fall/winter is best time based on the overgrown portions. If you choose to hike it in late spring/summer my advice is to wear pants and long sleeves.

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Kenneth Yearick
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Challenging trail in the rain. Many water crossings and one too unsafe for me to cross with the rain. Definitely a wilderness trail.

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Doug Whitmire
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Hiked the loop counterclockwise in early April 2019. The trailhead was difficult to find (there are actually 2 trails that head up to Timber Ridge from the Roseboro Rd parking lot...pick the one closer to the road that doesn't look like much more than a game trail at the beginning). There were a fair number of downed trees during the early, creekside part of the hike. Don't be discouraged, it gets better within a few hundred yards. We had solitude for the Bee Mountain and Timber Ridge legs. More than 20 people were present on the Gragg Prong leg. Expect 3 to 4 water crossings on the Gragg Prong leg for which a shoe change is recommended.

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Lisa & Wes Williams
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We hiked the loop counter-clockwise. The first 1/2 of the trail is poorly marked and our AllTrails app with the download trail was referenced frequently to ensure we were on track. The trail itself was fairly easy to see but there was one 300ft section on an uphill ridgeline that we could not see a trail at all. Once we got to the top of Bee Mountain the trail was easy to follow to the end. The last 2 miles have several creek crossings. This fall the water levels are a bit higher than average and rather than take our boots, socks, pants off for each crossing we new it was only about 40 minutes of hiking in wet to get to the end. Even picking the "easy" places to cross the water was calf to knee high and pushed on you pretty hard... doing that barefoot on the slippery rocks would be tough. We finished the hike with wet feet, tired legs but a big smile.. would do it again!

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Stephany Logreira
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Great trail! River pools to swim in and multiple river crossings. One of our favorites!

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Ashlyn Lahr
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Totally worth the hike! We went after a bit of rain and had several water crossings at mid calf. Beautiful waterfalls and rapids! We added Hunts Falls onto our hike and I'm glad we did! Tough but not killer if you are in shape. I recommend that you use GPS or record your loop to stay on trail bc the timber ridge portion has NO markers and intersects with several other trails. Even the trail head is kinda difficult to find and stay on.

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Monique Chalke
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Not for the inexperienced hiker! Be aware there are several water crossings and be prepared to get boots and more wet! This hike is beautiful and a lot of fun! BTW not sure how all trails comes up with 5.6 miles...we measured 6.5 around the loop!

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Liz Ellwood
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literally almost lost my life And my dogs life's. tails is not marked!!!!!; stay away!!!! please

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Melissa Martinez
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Hiking

Remote and beautiful with multiple river crossings to challenge your balance and the effectiveness of your boot tread! Jumping rock to rock was fun and wet at times! Often you are on the edge single file with a steep drop-off above the river. We are not blind nor are we stupid- the trail is poorly marked! Yes, lots of great white trail markers but none where you make the turn to come back around the second part of the loop towards post hike happy hour tailgate-style! So... we ended up on Lost Cove for a while- great name btw! Future great swimming holes! The gravel road to get there was scenic in its own rite! Fun day, enjoy!

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Dave Brooks
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Great hike along some beautiful waterfalls with lots of swimming spots. Not marked very well and really easy to off on the MST and not on timber ridge.

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Kelli Park
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Hiking

My favorite trail!!! Gorgeous loop with a pretty overlook view and gorgeous river/waterfall scenery.

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Spencer Burnett
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Trail was a little unclear at first, but ended up being an amazing trail with plenty of spots beside the river, also has a remarkable waterfall!

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Chris Kyle
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This hike is not for faint of heart. If hiked clockwise the last 2 miles are very steep up with the last mile also being very step down. It would appear that soil erosion has caused part of the problem because there isn't much to grip going down. The Lost Cove trail can be difficult to find on your right when you near the end of the Timber Ridge Trl at the top of the mountain. Be patient, it's there, it just doesn't get much use and starts you straight down the mountain.

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Joseph Nitti
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Nice moderate hike with lots of stream crossings , waterfalls and waterholes

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Chan H.
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Doug Lockwood
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Philip Stone
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Mark Wimberley
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Brad harrill
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Jess Jalbert
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Audrey Pfluger
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