Trombatore Trail

MODERATE 53 reviews

Trombatore Trail is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gerton, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,227 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This trail shares the trailhead with the Bearwallow Mountain trail, but goes in the opposite direction.

hiking
29 days ago

Challenging!

hiking
1 month ago

Up hill both ways, secluded trail. Offers a little bit of everything

1 month ago

Loved the hike. It was harder than I imagined. Have fun!!

2 months ago

Strenuous hike. It was uphill both ways. Trail is good, but this isn’t an easy hike. I didn’t think I’d make it. It’s very hilly and steep and lots of steps. The grassy bald really isn’t worth the effort to get there. The trail is rated moderate, that’s why I went. I can do moderate no problem. I struggled with this one. Very hard. Will not do again. Oh and this hike is a little over 6 miles not 5.

hiking
2 months ago

Great up and down hike in the deep forest! Views at the meadow are worth the hike!

3 months ago

Light trafficked trail. Perfect for dogs and people. Goes out to scenic pasture where you can see all the mountains. Closer to 6 Miles

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing show of trilliums!!! Lots of wildflowers there this time of year!

hiking
3 months ago

Moderate route without much traffic. You come to a large pasture with some decent views at the top. Did not see any cows there. The way back was much harder! The pasture at the top of the bearwallow mountain hike is much better, however.

hiking
4 months ago

The trail is well maintained and has a limited amount of rocks and tree roots. The trail has a few man made steps but nothing overbearing. There are a few areas where other 'trails' may intersect but the signage is very helpful in these areas. There is one section that has big rocks to step over but for the most part, it is a very pleasant trail for your feet. There are a few sections of short 'steep' inclines but the trail is definitely on the lower side of moderate. I think the trail is a great one for beginning hikers or ones that want some exercise without overdoing it.
The endpoint has a decent view but not a great view like some people said while my son and I were going up.

hiking
4 months ago

just beyond the 1 mile marker, up and over the hill is a beautiful sonic stream with fresh water for pet and a rock seat streamside for 2. We lunched there and rested.

5 months ago

Moderate hike with a steady incline. Beautiful view at the top but you’re not at the top of a mountain- it’s an old horse pasture!

9 months ago

super hard hike! beautiful and well worth the view at the end. the trail is well maintained and wide enough to walk and enjoy nature around you

9 months ago

This is a 5 mile hike....2.5 out and 2.5 back. It's challenging, especially on the way back!! But the views are amazing!

hiking
10 months ago

Made a few passes on this trail. Definitely worth the view each outing. Discovered apple trees on today's journey, after venturing further than ever before. Anyone looking for a beautiful day with strong cardio, you can't miss with this hike.

10 months ago

I agree with a "moderate" rating - the path is pretty clear of obstacles but the elevation will get your heart pumping. Beautiful view at the end. We were disappointed that a group of four motor cross bikes were also on the path, however. They went right past us but it was also a distraction from enjoying the sounds of nature.

Monday, July 24, 2017

This is a challenging trail, but fun. It has many up and down segments, which is an awesome workout, but can become very tiring, especially on the hike back. The entirety of this trail is winding through the middle of the forest, with several switchbacks. The downside is there are no views or clearings until you reach the 2.4 mile marker at the open pastures. The views from the pastures are beautiful. After turning onto Bearwallow Mtn road, you will drive 2 miles on a narrow gravel road as you climb to the top. You will see a metal gate on your left with a trailhead, but this trail will begin on your right at the log steps. The trail is well maintained and thoroughly marked throughout. There is enough parking for 6 or 7 cars along the side of the road, so I recommend arriving early to grab a spot. Overall, a good hike and workout, but we probably won't do this one again.

hiking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Friday, July 07, 2017

Great views at the top!

trail running
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Was able to run this trail today. It is 100% runnable. If you are looking for vista or views you only get those at the 2.5 mile turn around point. One creek crossing and lots and ups and downs.

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Beautiful well maintained trail.

hiking
Monday, June 19, 2017

up hill both ways, challenging and fun

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Great hike

hiking
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Beautiful wildflowers middle of May great views!

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