Graybeard Trail: From the Graybeard Trailhead, cross Flat Creek on a footbridge and follow the well-signposted, carefully laid out Graybeard Trail all the way to the top. It is marked with blue blazes. There is a lot of misinformation abroad about the length of this trail. Montreat's trail handouts say it is 3.25 miles, a figure that probably was never accurate to begin with but certainly hasn Located in historic Montreat near trail head. 5 minutes to downtown Black Mountain and 20 minutes to Asheville. Large parcel- .94 acres- 2 lots. Desirable Greybeard Trail location. Should have long distance views. Water and Sewer available. (Additional Pin number is 0721-00-1295, and an additional .135 acres). Montreat Trail Club. Join. Conserving Montreat's trails and wilderness through service, education, and community. Events. Find out about our meetings, hikes, educational opportunities, and more. Months in advance, Danny Bernstein put out an invitation for a rare opportunity. With enough willing participants, she offered to arrange a shuttle bus and driver to take us from Montreat College up to Mount Mitchell so that we could walk one way, mostly downhill, via the Mountains-to-Sea Trail and the Old Mitchell Toll Road.
At the end of the trail where you'll find two old campers (one a trailer and the other a van), you'll find the trailhead for Heartbreak Ridge. The Mt. Mitchell Railroad and Logging Company was started in 1914 when a route for a narrow gauge switchback railroad started about one mile east of Black Mountain and ran to about 3/4 mile from the top A more primitive trail continues from the far side of the Little Lookout summit, climbing the additional 140 vertical feet to Big Lookout in about 250 yards. The trail over to Big Lookout is the beginning of Montreat’s East Ridge Trail that eventually continues all the way to Long Gap. Montreat Conference Center officials have closed a popular hiking trail on Rainbow Mountain after several hikers and runners had run-ins with a mother bear protecting her cubs.The trail was closed For general information about the Montreat trailhead, see the Montreat Trailhead page. Need to find trails by another method? Go back to Trails. Appalachian Way Trail. Starting at the end of the road with the same name, this gravel road trail climbs to end at Sourwood Gap, where it intersects East Ridge trail and Old Mitchell Toll Road. The trail is about equally doubletrack and singletrack. The climbs are long and very rocky but there are no switchbacks. This is a popular hiking area. Please be nice to the hikers especially on the Raindow Way trail. It is the only trail open to bikers in Montreat, so we don't want it to be closed to bikes. Find Graybeard Trail in Montreat with Address, Phone number from Yahoo US Local. Includes Graybeard Trail Reviews, maps & directions to Graybeard Trail in Montreat and more from Yahoo US Local Graybeard Trail is located in Montreat. Arrange to visit Graybeard Trail and other attractions in Montreat using our Montreat online travel route builder. Montreat Trail Descriptions The Montreat trails are located on the Private Property of the Montreat Conference Center. Please follow all safety and conservation rules. These are posted at the Nature Center and at most trailheads. Montreat Conference Center is a “Hike at your own risk” facility. Close to 30 campsites and about 20 trails make Montreat Campground a perfect place for a weekend family getaway. Difficulty 1 of 5 diamonds From Downtown 15.5 miles Duration 1-3 Days. Cataloochee Campground - Backpacking/Camping.
This trail is located in the Montreat area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Montreat trails list page. All Photos from the Trail. Gallery Permalink. GPS Map Map Information. Download GPS Data. Click on a route, trail, or point on the map and select the GPS Data tab to download its data. Data Formats The Montreat Trail Club is an organization formed of indiviuals who have a shared interest in the conservation of the 4,000 or so acres of the Montreat Wilderness. Our goal is to form a volunteer community dedicated to the stewardship of the wilderness through service, education, and community. The town of Montreat, situated just east of Asheville and next to the town of Black Mountain, is a great home base for enjoying the mountains of Western North Carolina. Montreat provides easy access to an extensive network of hiking trails, including access to Mount Mitchell, the highest peak in the Eastern U.S. Its close proximity to Asheville makes Montreat enjoyable for those seeking a Lively Montreat will entice you . The area's cathedral and live music are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Montreat. This city's hiking, university setting and mountain views draw many visitors. Biltmore Estate and U.S. Cellular Center are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. For over 100 years Montreat has been home to some of the most beautiful scenery in all of the Appalachian Trail/Blue Ridge Mountain region. In Montreat, you will experience nature’s beauty like it only exists here in Western North Carolina.From gushing spring-fed streams to incredible hiking trails to the smell of rhododendron and mountain laurel, Montreat has so much to offer you whether A nice trail that follows along Flat Creek and through the town of Montreat. Near Black Mountain, North Carolina. “ The most technical and remote section of the Montreat Trail system... The trail is very faint in most places and includes lots of off-camber rocks and roots. There are a couple sections that require using your hands as you scramble down some rocky sections. Stick to the ridgeline if you lose the trail for a second, and it will reappear.