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Gilbert Yager Trail

 5.0 (2)

1.0 Miles 1.6 Kilometers


97%

Runnable

44' 13 m

Ascent

-119' -36 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

360' 110 m

High

247' 75 m

Low

Shared By Matthew Rutledge

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A trail with unique flora that offers views from of the Deep River from the top of steep bluffs.

Matthew Rutledge

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

The trail is open from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year.

Description

The Gilbert Yager Trail connects to the White Pines Trail and loops for a mile through several different ecosystems, including remnant white pines and longleaf pine. After climbing the bluffs over the Deep River, the trail winds through white pines and mountain laurel and offers dramatic views east towards the river.

The steep bluffs along the river are the source of the unique flora at White Pines because of their cooling effect. The temperature can be 5 to 10 degrees cooler along the bluffs than in the surrounding area, creating a microclimate that has allowed white pines to thrive since the last ice age.

Flora & Fauna

All five major species of NC pine tree at visible along this trail, including loblolly, shortleaf, virginia, white, and longleaf pines.

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