“The shortest, steepest climb in NC - 3,100 ft of climb in 2.5 miles.”
— Brandon Thrower
Features: Fall Colors — Spring — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Tough as nails!
Woody Ridge Trail is the toughest climb in NC. It is unrelenting, technical, and down right AWESOME! Good views can be had from a couple of overlooks. The trail is blazed in yellow. The trailhead is off White Oak Creek Rd near Burnsville, NC. The trail ends at its junction with the Black Mountain Crest Trail near Horse Rock on top of a small bald.