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61 mi 98 km of trail 3 Recommended Routes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 2 Trails Intermediate Trails 17 Trails Hard Trails 13 Trails

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gem Favorite Overlooking the valley below at Rocky Knob!

Rocky Knob Overlook

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Recommended Routes in Montreat - 3

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

7 Sisters 25k

14.4 mi 23.1 km 3,452' Up 1052.3 m Up 3,451' Down 1051.77 m Down

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 1,649' Up 502.59 m Up 1,648' Down 502.25 m Down

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 275' Up 83.9 m Up 277' Down 84.46 m Down

Black M…, NC

Trails in Montreat - 29

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