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Cherry Cove Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (2)

Rolling singletrack through local gem.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.6

KM

92%

Runnable

4,410' 1,344 m

High

3,979' 1,213 m

Low

174' 53 m

Up

483' 147 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

Need to Know

Be sure to close the gate behind you when you enter the Rough Creek trail system.

Description

Starting from the outer loop of the rough creek trail system, this trail starts when that loop/old forestry road hits a gate and there is a sign to the left that marks the beginning of the Cherry Cove Trail.

The trail enters the forest and is a soft and gentle singletrack meandering through the forest. In the spring, the trillium here are like nowhere else. Early summer, the blackberries are everywhere.

The trail is in two sections; the upper and the lower. The upper rolls up and down through the forest from the starting point mentioned. It goes for a little over a mile. The best view in this system is close to the end of this upper section as it hits a switchback turning to the right. To the left, at that switchback, you'll see a faint trail going to a rocky outcropping. This is an amazing place for a mid-run snack (it is almost all downhill from this point) and/or to simply enjoy the view.

After the switchback, the trail reconnects with the forestry road. Turn left and a quarter of a mile down (if that) the Cherry Cove Trail re-enters the forest. This "lower" section is a great downhill stretch of just around 1 mile in length. It is another perfect singletrack that drops through pristine eastern hardwood forest.

Flora & Fauna

Trillium, Turkeys, lots-o-lots of blackberries

Shared By:

Jason Doedderlein

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  4.5 from 2 votes

#1

in Canton

#8300

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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#1

in Canton

#274

in North Carolina

#8,300

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