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61 mi 98 km of trail 3 Runs

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gem Favorite Overlooking the valley below at Rocky Knob!

Rocky Knob Overlook

(4) Black M…, NC

Runs in Montreat - 3

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Favorite Steep, technical climb to the top of Lookout Mountain.
Difficult

7 Sisters 25k

14.2 mi 22.8 km • Loop • 3,464 ft Ascent 1055.85 m Ascent

(9) Black M…, NC
Favorite Steep, technical climb to the top of Lookout Mountain.
Intermediate

L2L2L - Lookout to Lookout to Lookout

10.4 mi 16.7 km • Loop • 1,649 ft Ascent 502.59 m Ascent

(3) Black M…, NC
Favorite Across the Sanctuary Pond on a sunny winter day.
Intermediate/Difficult

Graybeard/Harry Bryan/Julia Woodward Loop

1.3 mi 2.1 km • Loop • 275 ft Ascent 83.9 m Ascent

(2) Black M…, NC

Trails in Montreat - 29

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0.7 mi 1.2 km #1Lookout Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Black Mountain, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
0.7 mi 1.2 km Black Mountain, NC 10 
2.7 mi 4.3 km #2Douglas Falls #162
Difficult
Swannanoa, NC
Difficult
2.7 mi 4.3 km Swannanoa, NC
0.8 mi 1.3 km #3Rocky Head Trail
Difficult
Black Mountain, NC
Difficult
0.8 mi 1.3 km Black Mountain, NC
0.9 mi 1.5 km #4Blue Ridge Pinnacle Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Black Mountain, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
0.9 mi 1.5 km Black Mountain, NC
0.4 mi 0.6 km #5Craggy Pinnacle Trail
Intermediate
Swannanoa, NC
Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.6 km Swannanoa, NC 10 
4.6 mi 7.4 km #6Graybeard Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Black Mountain, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
4.6 mi 7.4 km Black Mountain, NC 12 
4.7 mi 7.5 km #7Kitsuma/Youngs Ridge Trail #204
Intermediate/Difficult
Black Mountain, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
4.7 mi 7.5 km Black Mountain, NC
5.9 mi 9.5 km #8Big Butt Trail #161
Intermediate/Difficult
Black Mountain, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
5.9 mi 9.5 km Black Mountain, NC
2.8 mi 4.5 km #9West Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Black Mountain, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
2.8 mi 4.5 km Black Mountain, NC
4.0 mi 6.4 km #10Heartbreak Ridge Trail
Difficult
Black Mountain, NC
Difficult
4.0 mi 6.4 km Black Mountain, NC
1.1 mi 1.8 km #11Lower Piney Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Black Mountain, NC
Easy/Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Black Mountain, NC
2.5 mi 4.0 km #12Star Gap Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Black Mountain, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
2.5 mi 4.0 km Black Mountain, NC
0.5 mi 0.8 km #13Rattlesnake Trail
Difficult
Black Mountain, NC
Difficult
0.5 mi 0.8 km Black Mountain, NC
2.1 mi 3.4 km #14East Ridge Trail
Difficult
Black Mountain, NC
Difficult
2.1 mi 3.4 km Black Mountain, NC
0.7 mi 1.2 km #15Rainbow Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Black Mountain, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
0.7 mi 1.2 km Black Mountain, NC
1.6 mi 2.6 km #16Old Trestle Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Black Mountain, NC
Easy/Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Black Mountain, NC
1.0 mi 1.6 km #17Gate Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Black Mountain, NC
Easy/Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Black Mountain, NC
1.2 mi 1.9 km #18Big Piney Ridge Trail
Difficult
Black Mountain, NC
Difficult
1.2 mi 1.9 km Black Mountain, NC
9.9 mi 15.9 km #19Old Mitchell Toll Road
Intermediate
Black Mountain, NC
Intermediate
9.9 mi 15.9 km Black Mountain, NC
1.6 mi 2.6 km #20Rainbow Road
Easy/Intermediate
Black Mountain, NC
Easy/Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Black Mountain, NC
0.3 mi 0.5 km #21Rocky Knob Trail
Difficult
Black Mountain, NC
Difficult
0.3 mi 0.5 km Black Mountain, NC
2.8 mi 4.4 km #22Bald Knob Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Black Mountain, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
2.8 mi 4.4 km Black Mountain, NC
0.6 mi 0.9 km #23Julia Woodward Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Black Mountain, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
0.6 mi 0.9 km Black Mountain, NC
0.4 mi 0.7 km #24Harry Bryan Trail
Intermediate
Black Mountain, NC
Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.7 km Black Mountain, NC
0.9 mi 1.4 km #25Old Trestle Road
Easy/Intermediate
Black Mountain, NC
Easy/Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Black Mountain, NC
0.9 mi 1.4 km #26Toll Rd/Heartbreak Ridge Connector Trail
Intermediate
Black Mountain, NC
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Black Mountain, NC
3.7 mi 6.0 km #27Point Lookout Road
Easy
Black Mountain, NC
Easy
3.7 mi 6.0 km Black Mountain, NC
1.5 mi 2.4 km #28Bear Pen Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Black Mountain, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
1.5 mi 2.4 km Black Mountain, NC
0.3 mi 0.4 km #29Sanctuary Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Black Mountain, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
0.3 mi 0.4 km Black Mountain, NC

Photos of Montreat - 29

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The summit of Blue Ridge Pinnacle looks out over the Craggies and Graybeard.
Jan 24, 2017 near Black M…, NC
This is a mostly unknown and epic photo op.
May 6, 2018 near Black M…, NC
Overlooking the valley below at Rocky Knob!
Jan 9, 2018 near Black M…, NC
Douglas Falls.
Sep 6, 2019 near Black M…, NC
The trees that give Craggy it's name.
Oct 9, 2018 near Swannanoa, NC
The view from the top of Craggy Pinnacle.
Oct 9, 2018 near Swannanoa, NC
The view from the top of Craggy Pinnacle
Oct 9, 2018 near Swannanoa, NC
Intersection of the MTS and BHT. Behind us is a little trail that leads to a TINY parking area, could accommodate maybe two horse trailers.
Jul 1, 2018 near Black M…, NC

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