Sauratown Trail - Section 16 is a hiking and horse trail in Surry County, North Carolina. It is within Pilot Mountain State Park. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 1,061 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 89 feet.
Sauratown Trail - Section 16 Professional Review and Guide
"One thing you may notice about the Sauratown Trail, a 22.2-mile path developed in the 1990s by local equestrians, is horses apparently don’t need to be coddled by their trails nearly as much as we humans do. They’re fine with twigs branches, rocks, small limbs, and even mature hardwood trunks scattered along the way. And a clearly definable path isn’t a requisite either. A white blaze placed at random every now and then appears ideal in equestrian way-finding. And therein lies the allure of the Sauratown Trail."
--Joe Miller, 100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina (The Mountaineers Books).
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