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    2 months, 1 week ago
    This trail is very well maintained. I assume the Boy Scouts have a lot to do with this. Hiked this directly after Hurricane Sally remnants and trail was not “sloppy” like most in Pisgah area. Easily navigated plenty of water along way. Lots of fungus especially some nice reishi growing off an oak blowdown that trail maintenance had sawn thru. Wildflowers in abundance as well but not so many blueberries. I have 11.5 miles for distance. With a clear trail the whole way I would rate as moderate.
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    3 months ago
    Great trail with an amazing payoff at the summit. The climb of 2700’ is significant, but not terrible. Very enjoyable day out.
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    5 months, 3 weeks ago
    Did this hike yesterday with a small group, and it was beautiful. We did it in the other direction, going up Shining Creek Path, which is nicer in some ways, since you get a better view of the waterfalls along the creek going up. We did see two large rattlesnakes at a sunny, rocky spot along Old Butt Knob trail, so be careful!
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    6 months, 1 week ago
    Decent trail. Good camping and fishing. Some rocky spots but no too bad.
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    1 year, 4 months ago
    Great hike, close to town, easy to navigate, with a rewarding view. There are toilets and hand washing in the camp right past the bridge just beyond the trail head. Not great for running, since it's covered, moderately rocky, slick, steep, and with downed trees. Many streams en route, bring a steri-pen. Glad we used Gaia- we got a few hundred feet down a trail offshoot on the way down and had to backtrack. Some bushwhacking near the summit but underneath a clear path. Is the view to the SE an old volcano crater?
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