100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina
by Joe Miller (The Mountaineers Books)
© Joe Miller/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.
We arrived early before any store or community center was open and spoke with a neighbor who showed us a sign at the bottom of Kelly Hill Rd. that says "no trespassing".
Did about 6 miles on blue trail, orange trail, white trail, and red....all trails are very well maintained but you really need a decent map of area, that you can purchase at little convenient store (nina's place???) on the main road. Word to the wise...i almost stepped on a timber rattle snake that was crossing the trail...he was perfectly camouflaged in the trail so you really need to watch your step (saw other snakes as well on trail)
This is as nice as anywhere on the AT. The trails are in excellent shape. The plants are beautiful. Iif you want more information please look up the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy. They own the preserve.
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