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Mountains-to-Sea Trail: Segment 3

 3.9 (9)

69.8 Miles 112.4 Kilometers


87%

Runnable

11,341' 3,457 m

Ascent

-13,258' -4,041 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

54%

Max Grade (28°)

6,602' 2,012 m

High

2,031' 619 m

Low

Shared By Jim Grode

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The High Peaks and Asheville

Jim Grode

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

The Blue Ridge Parkway closes in winter except for the section through Asheville, making large sections of this segment inaccessible except at major road crossings, which may be too far apart for day trips. Wintertime running in this segment will require careful planning.

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Need to Know

Camping is prohibited on all Blue Ridge Parkway property and in Mount Mitchell State Park except in designated campgrounds. Primitive camping is allowed anywhere in the Pisgah National Forest, which surrounds the BRP for much of this segment. Before setting up a backcountry camp, please confirm that you are in a legal camping area.

Description

The trail in Segment 3 is generally well marked with the MST blaze

Flora & Fauna

Craggy Gardens (roughly eastbound miles 45-47, westbound miles 20-22) is renowned for its stunning displays of azalea and rhododendron, usually peaking in June.

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Aug 6, 2018
Ned Russell
5.1mi
Aug 4, 2018
Ned Russell
Slow and steady on the mountains-to-sea trail 4.8mi
Dec 30, 2016
Adam Winkel
Ran with Jill 4.3mi

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 9 votes

#3

in Asheville

#5490

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#3

in Asheville

#180

in North Carolina

#5,490

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