Flat Laurel Creek Trail Map

Flat Laurel Creek Trail (#346)

"The Scenic Route to Sam Knob"

GPS Coordinates:  35.308028, -82.908917 (NC-215 Trailhead)

GPS Coordinates:  35.325750, -82.882000 (Ivestor Gap Trailhead)

Album Direction-Of-Travel:  Northbound

Highlights:  Flat Laurel Creek/Cascades, Views of Fork Ridge, Views of Sam Knob, Wildcat Falls

Length (one-way):  3.2 miles

Petzoldt Rating:  5.40

Difficulty:  CHALLENGING

Total Elevation Gain:  1,100'

Elevation Gain/Mile:  344'/mile

Min. Elevation:  5,000'

Max. Elevation:  5,800'

Blaze Color:  ORANGE

See Following Trip Reports for more info:

Black Balsam-Chestnut Bald Loop

Black Balsam Knob via Flat Laurel Creek

Little Sam Knob

Sam Knob, Chestnut Bald, & Mt. Hardy

Sam Knob via Flat Laurel Creek (2014)

Sam Knob via Flat Laurel Creek (2018)

Upper Flat Laurel Creek Loop

Connecting Trails:

Ivestor Gap Trail (#101)

Little Sam Trail (#347)

Sam Knob Trail (#617)

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