Woody Ridge Trail (177)

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2.4 Miles 3.9 Kilometers

 

45% 

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2,973' 906 m

Ascent

-11' -3 m

Descent

6,152' 1,875 m

High

3,178' 969 m

Low

23%

Avg Grade (13°)

69%

Max Grade (35°)

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The shortest, steepest climb in NC - 3,100 ft of climb in 2.5 miles.

Brandon Thrower

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Features: Fall Colors — Spring — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

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Tough as nails!

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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.

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Minor Issues 5 days ago
Mostly Dry, Some Mud: Lots of fallen autumn leaves make for slippery slopes as they cover moist ground underneath as well as the best footholds.
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Tried hiking this trail August 11, 2017. Did not see yellow blazes any where. I hiked this trail twice last year with no problem but for some reason , not sure if it is overgrown, but all trails I followed ended to dead ending in the middle of the woods from overgrowth. Really was looking forward to this hike but just could not find the full trail. Aug 14, 2017
There are two trail parking areas off " White Creek Rd ". Because this site mentioned "The trailhead is off White Oak Creek Rd near Burnsville, NC. " I followed White Creek Rd and then on White Oak Creed road (over small bridge) followed to the end. This was NOT the Woodys Ridge trail head parking area. Turn on Shufford CRK at the end is correct trail head. Trail is yellow blazed and nice. Aug 18, 2017

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