“This interior trail connects Sassafras Creek Trail near Sassafras Falls to Snowbird Creek Trail near Middle Falls.”
— Uphill Hike
River/Creek · Waterfall
From Sassafras Creek Trail near Sassafras Falls to Snowbird Creek Trail, this trail starts at a campsite alongside Sassafras Creek located about a tenth of a mile above Sassafras Falls. Find the trail junction sign at the campsite and turn right onto Burntrock Ridge Trail and proceed on a moderately steep climb toward a gap. The trail does not continue over the gap, rather it turns to the left and continues on a moderately steep ascent up the ridge.
The trail reaches its highest point and continues level along the ridge. Eventually the trail descends a little while continuing along the ridgetop toward the west. The trail bears to the right of the ridge and begins a descent where one is more likely to encounter short sections of overgrown trail. These include patches of briars. At no time is it hard to follow the trail.
The trail descends further with water seeps and turns right at Little Flat Branch where it follows the right bank. Trail crosses Little Flat Branch and continues down the left bank to the junction with Big Snowbird Trail (64) at Big Snowbird Creek.
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Flora & Fauna
Partridge berries and large trees grow near water seepage. Some short sections of briars and overgrown trail are located where the trail drops off the north end of Burntrock Ridge.