From Daniel Ridge Trail, this trail starts with a moderate climb as it contours around Fork River Ridge and Daniel Ridge. From there to Farlow Gap, the trail becomes steep with several switchbacks. Though it may be tempting at times, please do not leave the main trail, because shortcutting switchbacks causes erosion. The trail is very strenuous at times, and its tread has tree roots and loose rocks along much of its length.
However, it has great variety in scenery and vegetation. You will cross several streams and three ridges (the crossings of Shuck Ridge Creek and the Right Fork of the Davidson River are difficult). You will also move from a forest of cove hardwoods, such as yellow poplar and red oak, to an upland hardwood forest of oak, black gum and red maple. Small waterfalls, cascades, and an old mica mine near the trail below Farlow Gap are points of interest.
Trail length: 3 miles
Posted by Guest on August 4, 2010
Trail System Pisgah National Forest: Brevard
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