Case Camp Ridge Trail #119

1.7 mi - Difficult - This is a strenuous trail that climbs 1,000 feet in elevation in less than two miles. Near the beginning of the trail you will climb moderately before passing through a forest management area. This is a shelterwood cut that was completed in 1991. From here the trail becomes steep, and provides excellent wintertime views of the surrounding mountains. The effects of chestnut blight are well illustrated: Chestnut stumps, a reminder of a once magnificent chestnut forest, are seen throughout the hike. The trail terminates on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Cherry Cove Overlook.

Approximate Elevation Change: 1000 feet
Blaze: Blue

At a Glance

Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Hiking Trail: foot traffic only.
Water: no
Restroom: none
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Leaving the Pisgah District Ranger Station/Visitor Center parking lot, turn right (north) onto US 276. After approximately nine miles, turn left onto FS 475B (Headwaters Road). Proceed to Case Ridge Gap, an additional mile down this gravel road. The beginning of the trail is marked by a set of steps across from a parking area. There is adequate parking here for at least four vehicles.


Day Hiking