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Lost Cove Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

7.4 mile 11.9 kilometer loop
86% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,377' 420 m
Descent: -1,379' -420 m
High: 2,946' 898 m
Low: 1,707' 520 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Brandon Thrower

Forming a loop around Timber Ridge, this trail has everything from technical creekside trail to quad-burning ascents.

Brandon Thrower

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

Description

The Lost Cove Trail is a loop trail around Timber Ridge that follows the drainages of Lost Cove Creek and Gragg Prong Creek. About half of the trail is shared with with the Mountains to Sea trail and there are multiple waterfalls and swimming holes that can be found along this trail. The trail tread can be great in spots and very technical in others. There is also a big switchbacking climb up to Timber Ridge that will get the blood pumping. Be prepared for multiple creek crossings as well along the trail, and be sure to take time to enjoy Hunt Fish Falls and Gragg Prong Falls.

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Jul 23, 2018
Justin Kiddy
Nov 30, 2017
Cam Holman
Amazing fall run -- bare trees along the ridge lines and above the creek make for beautiful views 7.4mi
Apr 1, 2017
Lyle Mitchell
8.4mi

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 9 votes

#4

in Wilson Creek

#5414

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#4

in Wilson Creek

#174

in North Carolina

#5,414

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Photos

Gragg Prong Falls is utterly beautiful.
Apr 2, 2017 near Linville, NC
Beautiful boulders add to the creek's beauty.
Apr 2, 2017 near Linville, NC
Hard to miss this picturesque waterfall as you move along the trail past Hunt Fish Falls.
Oct 16, 2017 near Linville, NC
My adventure buddy scoots across a downed tree to bypass one of the many creek crossings.
Apr 2, 2017 near Linville, NC
One of many river crossings along this trail, with this being one of the shallowest.
Oct 16, 2017 near Linville, NC

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