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]
Jack Branch TR 299
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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