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Tom Miller Trail #2

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A quick trail from parking by Raven Cliff Falls Trail #11 down to or up from Jones Gap Trail by the Middle Saluda River.


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0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

72%

Runnable

3,067' 935 m

High

2,670' 814 m

Low

414' 126 m

Up

46' 14 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

37%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Wildlife

Need to Know

Trails close an hour before dark.
Check in/drop box for runner information across the road at Raven Cliff Falls Trail #11 trailhead for safety.

Trail is rated Strenuous with estimated 0.5 hr hike by Park Guide.

Description

Running up along Jones Gap Trail following the Middle Saluda River, there will be a fork with a log bridge on the right crossing the river, keep left for Tom Miller Trail. The trail will start out a little condensed in the lower section with underbrush but as you climb, it will open up more. The Tom Miller Trail is not long, roughly three quarters of a mile, but has some steep sections with roots and hillside stairs, but it is manageable. When you get closer to the top, the trail will level back out a little more with a couple up and down little hills before exiting into the shared parking lot with Coldspring Branch Trail and Raven Cliff Falls Trail #11.

Flora & Fauna

Oak, hickory, flowering dogwood, rhododendron, ferns, flowers, and mosses all grow in this area.

Animals in the area include black bears, white-tailed deer, reptiles, amphibians, wild turkey, wood peckers, warblers, eastern blue birds, and spring migratory songbirds to name a few. Brook, rainbow, and brown trout can be found in the rivers.

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Tom Miller Trail has steep sections with built in stairs or roots to help with the climb and thick underbrush at the beginning.
Dec 1, 2018 near Slater-…, SC
Connection with Tom Miller Trail straight ahead which starts to climb or continue on Jones Gap Trail turning right on log bridge crossing. Last easy water access for couple of miles if doing multi-day hike heading up toward Raven Cliff Falls.
Dec 1, 2018 near Slater-…, SC
The upper part of Tom Miller trail opens up with the under brush and levels out a little more before exiting (or starting, depending on direction) into a shared parking lot with other trail heads.
Dec 1, 2018 near Slater-…, SC

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