Trace Ridge Trail -- 2,920'

Trace Ridge Trail (#354)

"You Can Hike It...But Most People Bike It"


GPS Coordinates:  35.40984, -82.65096 (North Mills River Trail Junction)

GPS Coordinates:  35.420416, -82.656746 (Trace Ridge Trailhead)

GPS Coordinates:  35.45354, -82.68170 (Blue Ridge Parkway Junction)

Album Direction-Of-Travel: Northbound

Highlights: Extremely Popular Biking Route, Mixed Hardwood Forest


Length (one-way): 3.1 miles

Petzoldt Rating: 6.60 (S to N); 3.90 (N to S)

Difficulty: HARD

Total Elevation Gain: 1,750' (S to N); 400' (N to S)

Elevation Gain/Mile: 565'/mile (S to N); 129'/mile (N to S)

Min. Elevation: 2,260'

Max. Elevation: 3,600'

Blaze Color: ORANGE


See Following Trip Reports for more info:

Ferrin Knob Loop

Trace Ridge/Spencer Branch/North Mills River Loop

Trace Ridge/Wash Creek Loop


Connecting Trails:

Mountains-to-Sea Trail (#440)

North Mills River Trail (#353)

Spencer Branch Trail (#140)

Spencer Gap Trail (#600)

Wash Creek Trail (#606)