The yellow blazed trail follows the South Toe River downstream and eventually crosses NC 80. The trail follows steady grade and goes through cove hardwoods. After crossing NC 80 the trail has some switchbacks...[more]
Carolina Hemlock TR 1003
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 to stay on NC 80. Follow this road for 8.6 miles to the Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area entrance, which is on both sides of NC 80. Turn right and follow the one way road around to the right. Parking is near the swimming area on the right. The trail begins on the right with a yellow blaze on a tree just beyond these picnic tables.
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