Calloway Gap via Profile Trail

based on 18 tracks & routes #2 hike out of 20 in
3.2 mi
1 hrs 21 min
1,812 ft
Elev Gain


This is a difficult one way trail to Calloway Gap in North Carolina.

This trail goes by Foscoe View, Profile, Profile View, Shanty Springs, and Cliffside.

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CheapCigarMan 1 year, 4 months ago
trail_hike_comments: Probably the best way to "summit" Grandfather Mountain is via this fantastic trail, and I believe it's one of the finest trails in the state. The trail first winds through lush mid-altitude cove hardwood forests, with a few stream crossings and scenic cascades. It climbs moderately at first and more steeply higher up, with many switchbacks. Sections created by master trailbuilders are laid from massive, flat stones arranged in stair-step fashion. The trail passes several views (both up and down), including one of the old man's "profile" which gave rise to the mountain's name. There are lots of big trees, rock features, and good water at Shanty Spring. Beyond that point it shoots straight up the mountain, gets very steep and rocky and transitions into the spruce-fir forest zone closer to the summit. The trail is generally well signed and blazed., trail_bike_comments: None
drwarren2000 2 years, 5 months ago