On clear days the trail has great views of Table Rock, Grandfather and Roan mountains. The trail ascends gently for the first half mile and then climbs steeply toward the terminus at Deep Gap with switchbacks...[more]
Colbert Ridge TR 178
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 NC 80 for 8.2 miles into Hamrick. At the gas station on the left, take a right onto Colbert Creek Road (SR 1158). If you enter Carolina Hemlick Recreation Area, you have gone too far on NC 80. Follow Colbert Creek Road for about 0.4 mile. The trailhead with a gravel pull out is on the right. The trail is marked with a brown carsonite post. Steps at the trailhead are visible from the road.
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