Coontree Loop

Transylvania County, North Carolina

Elevation Gain1,820ft
Trailhead Elevation2,314ft
Elevation Min/Max2313/3303ft
Elevation Start/End2314/2313ft

Coontree Loop

Coontree Loop is a hiking and biking trail in Transylvania County, North Carolina. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 2,314 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,820 feet. This trail connects with the following: Lower Coontree and Bennet Gap.

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Best Hikes with Dogs: North Carolina (The Mountaineers Books)
Karen Chavez
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"This is a lovely loop trail for people and their dogs throughout the year. However, it is a trail shared with mountain bikers from October 15 through April 15, so skip hiking it during that time if you want to avoid bikes on the sometimes steep and narrow trails. If hiking during fall (an exceptionally pretty time when the hardwoods turn a variety of brilliant shades), dogs should wear blaze orange vests to distinguish themselves from game animals since hunting is allowed in the forest. Early spring is actually a great time here because it has warmed up enough for you to enjoy being out on the trail, but it is still cool enough for comfortable hiking. Since the leaves then have not yet filled in this mostly hardwood forest, great ridge-top views are visible through the trees. Dog-friendly between April 1 and August 15. Mountain Biking between October 15 and April 15." Read more

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Trail Information

Transylvania County
Nearby City
Skill Level
Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Shining Rock; National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map, Pisgah Ranger District
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