Art Loeb Trail #4 (NRT) #146

3.8 mi - Difficult - This is a short, but very steep, section of the Art Loeb NRT that provides access to Cold Mountain via Cold Mountain Trail (#141). Since it is entirely within Congressionally-designated wilderness, you will find no signs or trail blazes—be prepared to practice map reading and compass skills. Wood fires are not permitted in the Wilderness, and a group size limit of 10 is enforced. These measures are in place to enhance solitude and protect the primitive character that wilderness areas are set aside for. Please do your part to enhance others’ wilderness experience by staying as quiet as possible; taking rest breaks out of sight of the trail; and, whenever possible, using existing campsites—also out of sight of the trail. We challenge you to minimize your impact on the land. When you leave, will others know that you have passed this way?

Approximate Elevation Change: 1,800 feet
Blaze: None

At a Glance

Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Hiking Trail: foot traffic only.
Water: yes
Restroom: none
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information


Access for Section 4 is near the Daniel Boone Boy Scout Camp off of NC 215 near Bethel, NC. From Bethel take Hwy 215S, turn left on SR 1129, continue straight until you arrive at Camp Daniel Boone, continue through camp, Forest Service trailhead on left. Please DO NOT park on camp property.


Day Hiking

Hiking Only
Fire Information No Campfires
Difficulty Level: Difficult