North Mills River Trail #353
1.6 mi - Moderate - This trail is most recommended for horses or for mountain bikers who want to cool off on a hot day. It crosses the North Mills River several times and there are no bridges. At most times of the year the water at the river crossings is less than 2 feet deep, though water levels rise drastically after a hard rain. The trail begins at a fairly open grassy area, which used to be maintained as a primitive camping area. The trail also ends in a grassy wildlife field, maintained by the North Carolina Wildlife Commission, which is a nice spot to canter if you are horseback riding. From here you may return to the Trace Ridge Trailhead by taking Trace Ridge Trail (#354).
Approximate Elevation Change: 40 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|