South Toe River Carolina Hemlocks Campground or NC 80 Bridge to Yancey CR 1311 on the Toe

Newdale, North Carolina

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The South Toe has its headwaters on Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Rockies (elevation 6,684 feet), which is south from the put-in. It is a delightful stream winding through the mountains over gravel bars and through boulder gardens. The section between the CR 1152 bridge (Bluerock Road) to the NC 80 bridge in Newdale flows through a particularly scenic area. The water quality drops considerably around Newdale because of silt from local mica mines. It meets the North Toe below Newdale to form the Toe River.
Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas

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Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas

by Bob and David Benner (Menasha Ridge Press)

The South Toe has its headwaters on Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Rockies (elevation 6,684 feet), which is south from the put-in. It is a delightful stream winding through the mountains over gravel bars and through boulder gardens.

The section between the CR 1152 bridge (Bluerock Road) to the NC 80 bridge in Newdale flows through a particularly scenic area. The water quality drops considerably around Newdale because of silt from local mica mines. It meets the North Toe below Newdale to form the Toe River.

©  Bob and David Benner/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Newdale
Distance: 22.5
Elevation Loss: Minimal
Duration: 3 sections that take 10.5 hours to paddle
Class: Class I-III
Local Maps: Celo, Micaville (USGS); Yancey (County)
Driving Directions: Directions to South Toe River: Carolina Hemlocks Campground or NC 80 Bridge to Yancey CR 1311 on the Toe

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