Trail Run Project Logo

Vertical Mile Challenge Trail

Difficult
 4.3 (6)

A steep trail that climbs a bald, rocky face.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

0.4

Miles

0.7

KM

48%

Runnable

1,582' 482 m

High

1,140' 348 m

Low

442' 135 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

19%

Avg Grade (11°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Unknown

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

Runner Notes

Good even trail and rock.

Description

This trail is a calf-burner. From the parking lot, get on the Grindstone Trail and after about half a mile you'll come to a creek crossing and a backcountry campground. Turn right here to get on the Vertical Mile Challenge (note: you'd have to do the trail a bunch of times to get a vertical mile, either in distance or elevation gain).

Soon, the trail turns north and plows directly up a slab of rock with good friction. Turn around on occasion to get good views of the picturesque countryside. The trail terminates at the Hollow Rock Trail where you can turn right to add some mileage or left to head back towards the parking lot.

Contacts

Shared By:

Russell Hobart

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 6 votes

#6862

Overall
  4.3 from 6 votes
5 Star
50%
4 Star
33%
3 Star
17%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#234

in North Carolina

#6,862

Overall
18 Views Last Month
1,410 Since Mar 5, 2017
Difficult

0%
0%
29%
0%
57%
14%

Photos

Along the Vertical Mile Challenge Trail's steep climb, enjoy this interesting rock slab and an incredible view.
Mar 5, 2017 near Taylors…, NC
Vertical Mile Challenge Loop Complete 2 Mile Video
Jan 9, 2018 near Taylors…, NC

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Oct 18, 2018
Shawn Lancaster