Shining Rock Wilderness Loop Trail

Canton, North Carolina 28716

Shining Rock Wilderness Loop Trail

Shining Rock Wilderness Loop Trail Professional Review and Guide

"There are several ways to get to Shining Rock. The route described here is probably the easiest. It begins from the Black Balsam Knob parking area off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Normally, I don’t recommend having dessert before dinner, but I’ll make an exception in this case, in part because the “out” portion of this trail is along an exposed ridgeline and is best hiked early in the day before afternoon thunderheads build."

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Trail Information

Canton
Nearby City
8
Distance
2,302 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
5 to 8 hours
Duration
Best in Spring, summer, fall
Season
U.S. Forest Service Shining Rock
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Jul 2018