Three Top Mountain Trail

Warrensville, North Carolina

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The Three Top Trail here begins at the end of the wildlife access road. Initially, it utilizes an old roadbed that circumnavigates the mountain, passing through an excellent stand of bigtooth aspen, recognizable by its smooth, shiny, brown bark and distinctive spade-shaped leaves that go golden in autumn. Then, the trail climbs, not gracefully at times. Also, be on the lookout for two or three false trails; a quick examination of the options makes it clear which is the dominant, and thus, correct, trail.
100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

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100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

by Joe Miller (The Mountaineers Books)

The Three Top Trail here begins at the end of the wildlife access road. Initially, it utilizes an old roadbed that circumnavigates the mountain, passing through an excellent stand of bigtooth aspen, recognizable by its smooth, shiny, brown bark and distinctive spade-shaped leaves that go golden in autumn.

Then, the trail climbs, not gracefully at times. Also, be on the lookout for two or three false trails; a quick examination of the options makes it clear which is the dominant, and thus, correct, trail.

©  Joe Miller/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Warrensville
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 1,562 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Best in Fall
Local Maps: USGS Warrensville
Driving Directions: Directions to Three Top Mountain Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/2/2010
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Great trail. Follows old logging road and gets steep and narrow and eroded in places. In deciduous canopy until summit, where there are magnificent 360 degree views of Ashe and Watauga Counties, and into Tennessee and Virginia. The view from the top is the reward for this hike.



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Apr 2018