Jack Branch TR 299, NC

US Forest Service

Jack Branch TR 299

Jack Branch Trail combined with the River Ridge Trail offers panoramic views of the French Broad River. The trail traverses open fields and Oak-Hickory forests. Total Length: 2.4 miles Total Elevation...[more]




From Burnsville, travel west on NC 19E and merge onto I-26E. Take exit 11 toward Mars Hill/Marshall. Turn left onto NC 213 Carl Eller Road, which leads into Marshall. Take US 25 Bypass/US 70 ramp, merging onto US 25/US 70. Eventually, turn left to continue on US 25/US 70 toward Hot Springs. Immediately before crossing the French Broad River, turn right onto SR 1304. Turn right at the first intersection and continue on SR 1304 for 5 miles to the Murray Branch Recreation area. Follow the River Ridge Trail to the intersection of Jack Branch Trail.

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