Spencer Branch/Trace Ridge Trail Junction -- 3,320'

Spencer Branch Trail (#140)

"Built for Bikes, Fun for Hikes"


GPS Coordinates:  35.44948, -82.67883 (Trace Ridge Trail Junction)

GPS Coordinates:  35.41993, -82.67486 (Forest Service Road 142 Junction)

Album Direction-Of-Travel: Southbound

Highlights: Fletcher Creek, Hendersonville Reservoir, Spencer Branch


Length (one-way): 3.0 miles

Petzoldt Rating: 3.40 (N to S); 5.20 (S to N)

Difficulty: HARD

Total Elevation Gain: 200' (N to S); 1,100' (S to N)

Elevation Gain/Mile: 67'/mile (N to S); 367'/mile (S to N)

Min. Elevation: 2,460'

Max. Elevation: 3,320'

Blaze Color: YELLOW


See Following Trip Reports for more info:

Big Creek Trail (Lower)

Trace Ridge - Fletcher Creek/Middle Fork Loop

Trace Ridge - Spencer Branch/North Mills River Loop


Connecting Trails:

Big Creek Trail (#102)

Fletcher Creek Trail (#350)

Trace Ridge Trail (#354)