Fork Mountain Trail -- 5,440'

Fork Mountain Trail (#109)

"Stick A Fork In Me, I'm Done"


GPS Coordinates:  35.373662, -82.936184 (Fork Mountain Trailhead @ NC-215)

GPS Coordinates:  35.33927, -82.86912 (Ivestor Gap Trail Junction)

Album Direction-Of-Travel: Westbound

Highlights: Views of West Fork Pigeon Gorge, Extreme Solitude, Shining Rock Wilderness


Length: 6.5 miles

Petzoldt Rating: 13.70 (W to E); 8.50 (W to E)

Difficulty:  EXTREME (W to E); HARD (E to W)

Total Elevation Gain: 3,600' (W to E); 1,000' (E to W)

Elevation Gain/Mile: 554'/mile (W to E); 154'/mile (E to W)

Min. Elevation: 3,120'

Max. Elevation: 5,730'

Blaze Color: NONE


See Following Trip Reports for more info:

Fork Mountain Trail via Black Balsam Knob


Connecting Trails:

Ivestor Gap Trail (#101)