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Shining Rock Wilderness Area

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Recommended Routes in Shining Rock Wilderness Area - 3

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Favorite View above Lake Logan on Cold Mountain 50k and 25k course.
Intermediate/Difficult

Cold Mountain 50k

29.4 mi 47.3 km 5,192' Up 1582.39 m Up 5,191' Down 1582.25 m Down

Hazelwood, NC
Favorite Keep heading straight to stay on the loop. Turning right takes you North on Art Loeb.
Difficult

Hap Nin Half-ish Marathon (Shining Rock Loop)

13.3 mi 21.4 km 3,106' Up 946.86 m Up 3,101' Down 945.1 m Down

Canton, NC
Favorite Middle Prong Wilderness near the Blue Ridge Parkway
Intermediate

Lickstone Gap Road

3.8 mi 6.1 km 490' Up 149.21 m Up 489' Down 149.17 m Down

Hazelwood, NC

Shining Rock Wilderness Area Running

  • 89 Miles 143 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 9 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 5 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Shining Rock Wilderness Area - 11

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7.2 mi 11.5 km #1Fork Mountain
Difficult
Hazelwood, NC
Difficult
Hazelwood, NC
3.6 mi 5.9 km #2Old Butt Knob Trail #100
Difficult
Canton, NC
Difficult
Canton, NC 10 
3.5 mi 5.6 km #3Big East Fork Trail
Intermediate
Canton, NC
Intermediate
Canton, NC
5.3 mi 8.5 km #4Green Mountain Trail
Difficult
Hazelwood, NC
Difficult
Hazelwood, NC
3.1 mi 5.1 km #5Greasy Cove Trail
Difficult
West Canton, NC
Difficult
West Canton, NC
1.5 mi 2.5 km #6Cold Mountain Trail
Difficult
West Canton, NC
Difficult
West Canton, NC
4.0 mi 6.4 km #7Ivestor Gap #101
Intermediate
West Canton, NC
Intermediate
West Canton, NC
4.2 mi 6.8 km #8Shining Creek Path
Intermediate/Difficult
Canton, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Canton, NC
3.5 mi 5.6 km #9Graveyard Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Brevard, NC
Intermediate
Brevard, NC
5.2 mi 8.4 km #10Little East Fork
Difficult
Clyde, NC
Difficult
Clyde, NC
1.1 mi 1.8 km #11Bridges Camp Gap Trail
Intermediate
Brevard, NC
Intermediate
Brevard, NC

Photos of Shining Rock Wilderness Area - 21

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Keep heading straight to stay on the loop. Turning right takes you North on Art Loeb.
Jul 5, 2019 near West Ca…, NC
Keep heading down to the left as you pass the giant quartz rocks
Jul 5, 2019 near West Ca…, NC
Cold Mountain, NC (6,030 ft)
Jul 2, 2018 near West Ca…, NC
Viewpoint off Old Butt Knob Trail
Apr 30, 2018 near Canton, NC
Shining Rock
Apr 30, 2018 near West Ca…, NC
Shining Creek Tributary Crossing
Apr 30, 2018 near West Ca…, NC
Shining Creek
Apr 30, 2018 near Canton, NC
This is what the beginning of the trail looks like starting on 215 near the Sunburst campground.
Oct 7, 2019 near Hazelwood, NC