Shining Creek Trail -- 4,650'

Shining Creek Trail (#363)

"Sometimes, the Journey Is the Reward"


GPS Coordinates:  35.365758, -82.817716 (Shining Creek Trailhead)

GPS Coordinates:  35.36328, -82.86399 (Art Loeb Trail Junction)

Album Direction-Of-Travel: Westbound

Highlights: Shining Creek, Shining Rock Wilderness


Length (one-way): 3.4 miles

Petzoldt Rating: 8.70

Difficulty: EXTREME

Total Elevation Gain: 2,650'

Elevation Gain/Mile: 779'/mile

Min. Elevation: 3,380'

Max. Elevation: 5,760'

Blaze Color: NONE


See Following Trip Reports for more info:

Shining Creek-Old Butt Knob Loop


Connecting Trails:

Art Loeb Trail (#146)

Old Butt Knob Trail (#332)