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Piney Creek Trail

Intermediate

Trail

4.6 mile 7.4 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 50' 15 m
Descent: -1,751' -534 m
High: 4,560' 1,390 m
Low: 2,860' 872 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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Trail shared by Matt Kirby

A long descent back to Caney Fork Rd. with a creek crossing along the way.

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

Runner Notes

You can use this trail separate from the "To the High Line" run, but it is best done with its pals Beech Flat Creek Trail and Mountains-to-Sea Trail: Segment 2 as a bigger loop.

Description

For this trail, take the trail to the right that heads down to Piney Creek from the Mountains-to-Sea Trail: Segment 2. At mile 2-ish, you'll come to a creek crossing; use caution. Eventually, you'll come to another forest service gate where you'll continue on Piney Road, a gravel road. For the next 3 miles, continue descending until you hit another gravel road. This is Caney Fork, the same road you drove up. Head back to your vehicle about 2 miles away.

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Creek Crossing Mile 8.5
Jan 28, 2018 near Hazelwood, NC
Running down MST
Jan 28, 2018 near Hazelwood, NC

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