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Sycamore Cove #143

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 4.3 (4)

A tough, root-strewn trail that follows two mountain creeks.


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3.2

Miles

5.1

KM

87%

Runnable

2,747' 837 m

High

2,146' 654 m

Low

621' 189 m

Up

604' 184 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek

Description

Sycamore Cove starts and finishes directly on Hwy 276 (there are pull-offs that can accommodate a few cars across the road from both the start and finish).

The trail begins easily with a shallow stream crossing but quickly becomes steep and technical with a lot of roots that will do their best to impede you. Soon after, there's a deeper stream crossing with a makeshift bridge. Continuing on, the trail becomes very steep with more than a couple spots that may require you to stop and catch your breath.

After it intersects with the Black Mountain Connector #127A, it meets up with the Grassy Road Trail #396 and continues climbing for a ways. Finally, the descent begins and the roots are out in full force! After the switchback, with the creek running by it, the trail becomes steeper and rockier. There are a handful of stream crossings and a bridge before reaching the end.

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Shared By:

Connor Woodruff

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 4 votes

#7

in Avery Creek

#9678

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  4.3 from 4 votes
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#7

in Avery Creek

#339

in North Carolina

#9,678

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