The trail gently climbs in a southeasterly direction to the Wilson Range and switchbacks during its elevation gain. Eventually the trail levels out to join an old four-wheel drive road which follows the...[more]
Big Butt TR 161
From Burnsville, go east on US 19E for 1/2 mile and turn right onto NC 197S. Follow this road through Pensacola. When NC 197 becomes a gravel road at Cane River Gap, the trailhead is on the left and is marked by a Forest Service gate. The trail starts just before this gate on the left. No signs mark the trailhead.
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