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Raider Camp Trail

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Trail

2.9 mile 4.6 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 254' 77 m
Descent: -887' -270 m
High: 2,431' 741 m
Low: 1,576' 480 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Brandon Thrower

A fun quad buster trail in the Wilson Creek Area with a nice mix of technical and non-technical stretches and good views

Brandon Thrower

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

Runner Notes

Group size limit of 10.

Description

This trail allows for a loop with the Harper Creek Trail by connecting to that trail on both ends. The loop is both fun and beautiful. It is part of the MST as well. Near the top it has a good view overlooking South Harper Creek Falls as well looking out to Grandfather Mountain. As the trail starts descending more steeply, the tread becomes more rocky and rooty and has some gullied out sections that keep your footwork working overtime, but near the end it mellows out a bit, and you can enjoy some pleasant running before hitting the creek crossing to get back to Harper Creek Trail.

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#12

in Wilson Creek

#11405

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#12

in Wilson Creek

#454

in North Carolina

#11,405

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Take a breather at the South Harper Falls Overlook and truly enjoy the falls' majesty.
Jan 16, 2017 near Linville, NC
View of Grandfather Mountain from Raider Camp Trail
Mar 21, 2020 near Linville, NC
Crossing Harper Creek on Raider Camp / Mountains to Sea Trail.
Mar 21, 2020 near Linville, NC

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