Trace Ridge Trail Map

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:

North Mills River Trail (#353)

Spencer Branch Trail (#140)

Spencer Gap Trail (#600)

Wash Creek Trail (#606)

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