Rocky Cove Road

Buncombe County, North Carolina

Distance1.2mi
Elevation Gain488ft
Trailhead Elevation2,080ft
Top2,457ft
Elevation Min/Max2080/2457ft
Elevation Start/End2080/2080ft

Rocky Cove Road

Rocky Cove Road is a hiking and biking trail in Buncombe County, North Carolina. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 2,080 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 488 feet. This trail connects with the following: Bent Creek Trail, Hard Times Road and Owl Ridge Trail.

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"Starting at the French Broad River, this hike follows a steep ascent on the historic Shut-In Trail, which George Vanderbilt used to access his Buck Springs hunting lodge near Mount Pisgah. After 2 miles the trail intersects Hardtimes Road and then follows the Rocky Cove drainage down into the scenic and well-maintained North Carolina Arboretum. Once inside the arboretum, the trail parallels Bent Creek and passes beside the National Native Azalea Boundary before leaving the arboretum boundary to conclude the hike at the French Broad River."

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Trail Information

Buncombe County
Nearby City
Fires Creek Wildlife Management Area
Local Contacts
USGS: Bent Creek and Skyland
Local Maps

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Oct 2018