South Mills River Trail #133
12.0 mi - Difficult - Though this trail is on a relatively easy grade, there are nine bridgeless river crossings, thus the Difficult rating. From the end of FS 476, it is four miles to Wolf Ford, where there is a nice campsite. There is also a suspension bridge for hikers, but from here to Cantrell Creek there are no bridges. You will notice signs of an old railroad along much of the trail; look for old trestles at water crossings. Due to the trail’s location at the bottom of a steep valley, it remains cold in the winter, but is very refreshing in the summer. Between Cantrell Creek and the Turkeypen Gap Trailhead there are suspension bridges for hikers to cross. There are numerous intersections with other trails for loop opportunities.
Approximate Elevation Change: 650 feet
At a Glance
|Restrictions:||Multiple-use Trail: Hiking, mountain bike and equestrian use trail. Motorized use prohibited. Mountain bikes are prohibited in wilderness areas.|
|Operated By:||US Forest Service|