Lower Sidehill Trail Map

Lower Sidehill Trail (#137A)

"The Green Tunnel"

GPS Coordinates:  35.48220, -82.63624 (Forest Service Road 479F/East Trailhead)

GPS Coordinates:  35.46656, -82.65764 (Forest Service Road 479/West Trailhead)

Album Direction-Of-Travel:  Southbound

Highlights:  Bent Creek Experimental Forest, Cascades, Laurel Branch

Length (one-way):  2.7 miles

Petzoldt Rating:  4.50 (E to W);  3.80 (W to E)

Difficulty:  CHALLENGING (E to W);  MODERATE (W to E)

Total Elevation Gain:  900' (E to W);   550' (W to E)

Elevation Gain/Mile:  333'/mile (E to W);   204'/mile (W to E)

Min. Elevation:  2,200'

Max. Elevation:  2,700'

Blaze Color:  ORANGE

See Following Trip Reports for more info:

Bent Creek - Lower Sidehill Loop

Connecting Trails:

Sidehill Connector Trail (#145A)

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