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Rock Jock Trail

 3 votes

1.3 Miles 2.0 Kilometers

 

86% 

Runnable

Singletrack

162' 49 m

Ascent

-357' -109 m

Descent

2,994' 913 m

High

2,725' 831 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Unknown

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A backcountry trail near the Linville Gorge Wilderness Loop.

Max Willner

Overview

Hunting and fishing are allowed, but permits are required. Camping is permitted in the gorge, but permits are required from May 1 through October 31.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Off-leash

Description

This is a relatively difficult trail that may prove difficult to traverse due to weather, shrub overgrowth and multiple switchbacks. Bringing a map is highly recommended.

There are several primitive campsites along Rock Jock Trail, but access to water is limited.

The trail connects with Conley Cove Trail, which leads down into the gorge to the Linville Gorge Wilderness Loop.

Flora & Fauna

Local flora - rhododendron, sand mrtyle, red chokeberry, azalea, turkey beard, bristly locust, yellow root, silverbell, orchids, ninebark, and wild indigo.

Local fauna - white-tail deer, black bears, squirrel, raccoon, grouse, turkey, vultures, owls, hawks, as well as brown and rainbow trout. There are also copperheads and timber rattlesnakes.

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#167

in North Carolina

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