This trail is rated as most difficult and crosses several 6,000 plus foot peaks. Portions of this trail are steep. From Bolens Creek's north end this trail follows an old Forest Service road before...[more]
Black Mountain Crest TR 179
From Burnsville, go east on NC 19E for 1/2 mile and turn right on NC 197. Next, turn left onto Bolens Creek Road NC 1109 and travel to a sharp hairpin turn with Watershed Road on the left. If in a high clearance vehicle, use four-wheel drive. Park near Forest Service gate where the trail begins. Do not block the gate. If traveling in a two-wheel drive or low clearance vehicle, drop off hikers near Watershed Road that leads to the trailhead. No public parking is available, except near where the trail begins at the Forest Service gate.
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