Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
1,200.00 ft (365.76 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
5.00 mi (8.05 km)
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This hiking trail is across from Bearwallow Mountain and sometimes overlooked. There is parking available along the sides of the road. The Trombatore Trail will be to your left. The sign at the beginning of the hike doesn't actually have a map of the hike. There is clear signage, but the trail runs close to private property signs at different points. 

This hike starts you off in an old and already dense section of forest. Fall hikers will find a dense, green, and mossy floor along with the changing foliage: the leaves above will be a mix of reds, yellows, and browns. You may encounter some dense pockets of fog along this trail that can obstruct your view of the surrounding mountains. The Trombatore Trail will take you on a roller coaster ride down and through the forest where you eventually arrive at a pasture that is part of the trail and also its end. 

As always, the CMLC does a great job with signage and trail upkeep on this hike. If you make it to the great town of Gerton, North Carolina, check out this great system of trails.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Quiet. Wildlife. Nice trails. Plants.

Cons

Gravel road.

Trailhead Elevation

2,580.00 ft (786.38 m)

Highest point

3,780.00 ft (1,152.14 m)

Net Elevation Gain

1,200.00 ft (365.76 m)

Features

Family friendly
Old-growth forest
Big vistas
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Bird watching

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

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Nearby Lodging + Camping

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