Cantrell Creek Trail -- 2,730'

Cantrell Creek Trail (#148)

"Advanced Social Distancing"


***UPDATE: SHORTLY AFTER COMPLETING THIS HIKE THE USFS UNDERTOOK A MAJOR PROJECT RE-ROUTING THE CANTRELL CREEK TRAIL BETWEEN HORSE COVE GAP TRAIL AND SQUIRREL GAP TRAIL. IN CONTRAST TO WHAT YOU SEE IN THIS ALBUM MOST, IF NOT ALL, OF THE CREEK CROSSINGS DEPICTED HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED AS THE TRAIL STICKS TO THE HILLSIDE ABOVE IT. THIS HAS ALSO RESULTED IN A SLIGHT INCREASE IN DIFFICULTY AS THE TRAIL NOW, AT TIMES, CLIMBS HIGH ABOVE THE CREEK. DUE TO THESE FACTORS I HAVE NOT INCLUDED CAPTIONS, PER MY USUAL, AS THE TRAIL NOW LOOKS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. A RETURN TRIP WILL BE NEEDED!***



GPS Coordinates:  35.36738, -82.71199 (Squirrel Gap Trail Junction)

GPS Coordinates:  35.34533, -82.69622 (South Mills River Trail Junction)

Album Direction-Of-Travel: Southbound

Highlights: Cantrell Creek, Cascades, Solitude


Length (one-way): 2.0 miles

Petzoldt+ Rating: 5.38

Difficulty:  CHALLENGE

Total Elevation Gain: 750'

Elevation Gain/Mile: 375'/mile

Min. Elevation: 2,620'

Max. Elevation: 3,300'

Blaze Color: RED


See Following Trip Reports for more info:

Turkeypen Area - Cantrell Creek/Squirrel Gap Loop


Connecting Trails:

Horse Cove Gap Trail (#325)

South Mills River Trail (#133)

Squirrel Gap Trail (#147)