Hiking The Buncombe Range Trail

The 17th most popular hiking trail in North Carolina.

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Northeast of Asheville near Mount Mitchell in the Pisgah National Forest, the Buncombe Range Trail has 17 miles of trails open to hiking.

To reach the hiking trailhead from Asheville, head northwest on the Blue Ridge Parkway for roughly 26 miles to the junction with State Route 128 and Mount Mitchell. Keep straight on the Blue Ridge Parkway for 3.4 miles, turning left onto South Toe River Road. Follow road 1.7 miles to trailhead on left.

Overall, Buncombe Range Trail is the 17th most popular hiking trail of all 19 hikes in North Carolina. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Buncombe Range Trail including Noland Divide Trail and Golden Ridge Trail.

Buncombe Range Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  PNF (828) 622-3202; NC Tourism (800) VISIT-NC; Backcountry Outdoors (704) 884-4262.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking North Carolina" from Randy Johnson

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Black Mountain Campground

Luxury Loding:  Pisgah Inn (704) 235-8228

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/nfsnc/

GPS:  35.72167, -82.24912

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  7/24/2016

ID:  17354

Buncombe Range Trail Hiking Map


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