Explorer Loop Trail -- 2,540'

Explorer Loop Trail (#337)

"Exploring Bent Creek Experimental Forest"


GPS Coordinates:  35.47654, -82.63402 (Pine Tree Connector Trail Junction)

GPS Coordinates:  35.47005, -82.64439 (Forest Service Road 479H Lower Junction)

Album Direction-Of-Travel: Clockwise

Highlights: Bent Creek Experimental Forest Trail


Length: 3.0 miles

Petzoldt Rating: 4.30

Difficulty: MODERATE

Total Elevation Gain: 650'

Elevation Gain/Mile: 217'/mile

Min. Elevation: 2,210'

Max. Elevation: 2,590'

Blaze Color: YELLOW



Reports involving the Explorer Loop Trail:

Bent Creek - Lake Powhatan Loop

Bent Creek - Sleepy Gap/Chestnut Cove Loop


Connecting Trails:

Chestnut Cove Trail (#662)

Explorer Loop Connector Trail (#337A)

Pine Tree Connector Trail (#336A)

Pine Tree Loop Trail (#336)

Sleepy Gap Trail (#339)