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Wolf Knob and Little Hickory Top Loop

HARD 28 reviews
#11 of 15 trails in

Wolf Knob and Little Hickory Top Loop is a 9.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Asheville, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,505 feet Route Type: Loop

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The trail was right around 10 miles and took us a little less than 3.5 hours to complete. We arrived at the trailhead at 8 am and many cars were already there (over full by the time we finished), so I would recommend getting there early on a nice Saturday. The trail is heavily used for mountain bikers so be aware of them, they come at you pretty quickly and some of the trail spots are narrow. Most of the trail is gravel road, so I would not recommend it to someone who wants to strictly trail hike. overall, I enjoy being in the woods but we did not think it was that strenuous to meet a hard rating.

Mon Jun 25 2018

We really enjoyed this trail but way too many bikes. If you are a hiker be very alert and get ready to move off the trail A LOT! Easy grades and surfaces. Started off by going up Rice pinnacle road. Definitely needed the All trails app to keep us on track. Got off somehow toward the 7 mile mark at a switchback but found a connector fairly easily.

hiking
Tue Apr 10 2018

Great hike! Perfect 9ish mile trek - nice incline and descent and a couple of spots with beautiful views. Make sure to follow the digital map on AllTrails or you can get turned around on other trails that intersect.

mountain biking
Sun Dec 31 2017

The climb from the parking lot to where the Hickory Loop track intersects is about 3 miles uphill. Excellent workout, and the descent is well worth the climb.

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