Big Butt Trail is a hiking trail in Yancey County and Buncombe County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 5.8 miles long and begins at 4,267 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,978 feet. Point Misery (elevation 5,696 feet), Flat Spring Knob (elevation 5,669 feet), and Little Butt (elevation 5,604 feet) can be seen along the trail.
Big Butt Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Once you get past the name of the trail, you and your dog will thoroughly enjoy this lovely, remote hike. Some steep, strenuous climbing sections mean you should make sure the pooch is fit and up for the challenge. Also bring plenty of water because you will find no reliable streams or springs along the way. This trail is best hiked from spring through fall; winter is uncomfortably cold at this altitude and is often inaccessible because the Blue Ridge Parkway is frequently closed then. The trail is at its prettiest in spring, starting in mid-April when it is bursting with wildflowers."
--Karen Chavez, Best Hikes with Dogs: North Carolina (The Mountaineers Books).
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