From NFSR 472 the trail ascends switchbacks to the ridge. It offers good views of the Black Mountains and passes through stands of red spruce and Fraser fir trees. Several primitive campsites are in the...[more]
Bald Knob Ridge TR 186
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. Travel about 3 miles past the campground. The Bald Knob Ridge trailhead, marked with a sign, will be on the right.
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