Buncombe Horse Range TR 191, NC

US Forest Service

Buncombe Horse Range TR 191

Besides the Appalachian Trail this is the longest trail in the Appalachian District. The trail runs through stands of red spruce and Fraser fir. It offers view of 6.000 foot peaks. Camping is possible...[more]




From Burnsville, go east on US 19E for about 4.3 miles. Turn right onto NC 80. After 0.6 mile, turn right again to stay on NC 80. Follow this road for 11.6 miles. After passing Mt. Mitchell Golf Course, turn right onto South Toe River Road (NFSR 472). This road soon changes to gravel. Arrive at an intersection and turn right toward Black Mountain Campground. Continue past the campground over three bridges for about 2.5 miles. The trailhead is marked on the right, and a parking area is on the left side. The north end of the trail is on Colbert Creek Road, although no parking is available.

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