River Loop

Yancey County, North Carolina

Elevation Gain1,251ft
Trailhead Elevation2,996ft
Elevation Min/Max2996/3258ft
Elevation Start/End2996/2996ft

River Loop

River Loop is a hiking trail in Yancey County, North Carolina. It is 2.9 miles long and begins at 2,996 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,251 feet. Near the trailhead there is a parking. This trail connects with the following: South Toe River Road, Briar Bottom and Green Ridge.

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"This fun hike circles the upper South Toe River as it flows beneath the shadow of Mount Mitchell. The walking is not too steep or long, and includes a side trip to 60-foot Setrock Creek Falls. You will first climb away from the river, then walk along wooded slopes and brushy bluffs before descending to span the South Toe River on a bridge. This hike starts at Black Mountain Recreation Area, a concentration of recreation opportunities in the Pisgah National Forest along the South Toe River, at the base of Mount Mitchell. This area includes a large-group campground as well as an additional campground for individual campers. A fine network of trails laces South Toe River valley, including North Carolina’s master path—the Mountains-to-Sea Trail—and a track leading to the top of Mount Mitchell, as well as trails for casual bicyclists." Read more

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Trail Information

Yancey County
Nearby City
Pisgah National Forest, Appalachian Ranger District, 632 Manor Rd., Mars Hill, NC 28754, (828) 689-9694, www.fs.usda.gov
Local Contacts
National Geographic #779 Linville Gorge, Mount Mitchell Pisgah National Forest; USGS Old Fort, Celo
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Dec 2018