Graybeard Trail is a hiking trail in Montreat, North Carolina. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 3,228 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 315 feet.
Graybeard Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Montreat is a Presbyterian conference center and college on 4500 acres of sylvan bliss nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Escarpment. Some 2500 of those acres have been set aside as a permanent wilderness conservation easement, and on those 2500 acres you’ll find nearly 20 miles of hiking trails. Most of the trails are a mile or less. For the typical visitor to Black Mountain, with its galleries, boutiques, and restaurants, that’s an ideal length for exploring this forest of older-growth hardwoods and the occasional pine, and feisty mountain streams. There’s also something for the more ambitious hiker. The 7.5-mile Graybeard Trail, for instance, covers 2338 vertical feet on its way from the outskirts of Montreat to 5408-foot Graybeard Mountain."
--Joe Miller, 100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina (The Mountaineers Books).
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