Old Butt Knob Trail Map

Old Butt Knob Trail (#332)


"Go Big or Go Home"


GPS Coordinates:  35.36404, -82.86379 (Shining Rock Gap Trail Junction)

GPS Coordinates:  35.35846, -82.82117 (Shining Creek Trail Junction)


Album Direction-Of-Travel:  Eastbound


Highlights:  Arguably the Hardest Trail in the District, Shining Rock, Shining Rock Wilderness, Views


Length (one-way):  3.6 miles

Petzoldt Rating:  8.80 (E to W)4.60 (W to E)

Difficulty:  EXTREME

Total Elevation Gain:  2,600' (E to W);   500' (W to E)

Elevation Gain/Mile:  722'/mile (E to W);  139'/mile (W to E)

Min. Elevation:  3,680'

Max. Elevation:  6,000'

Blaze Color:  NONE


See Following Trip Reports for more info:

Shining Creek/Old Butt Knob Loop

Shining Rock (2013)

Shining Rock Loop


Connecting Trails:

Art Loeb Trail (#146)

Ivestor Gap Trail (#101)

Shining Creek Trail (#363)


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