North Mills River Trail (Ford #2) -- 2,360'

North Mills River Trail (#353)

"Pretty, But Once Will Likely Be Enough"


GPS Coordinates:  35.42396, -82.66535 (Forest Service Road 142 Junction)

GPS Coordinates:  35.40984, -82.65096 (Trace Ridge Trail Junction)

Album Direction-Of-Travel: Southbound

Highlights: North Fork Mills River


Length (one-way): 1.6 miles

Petzoldt Rating: 1.84 (N to S); 2.10 (S to N)

Difficulty: HARD (due to NINE required fords)

Total Elevation Gain: 120' (N to S); 250' (S to N)

Elevation Gain/Mile: 75'/mile (N to S); 156'/mile (S to N)

Min. Elevation: 2,250'

Max. Elevation: 2,400'

Blaze Color: BLUE


See Following Trip Reports for more info:

Trace Ridge-Spencer Branch-North Mills River Loop

Yellow Gap Trail Loop


Connecting Trails:

Trace Ridge Trail (#354)

Yellow Gap Trail (#611)