Grassy Road Trail #364

1 .0 miles one way - Easy - You will quickly see how this trail got its name: Maintained as a wildlife habitat by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, it is seeded with several types of grass and clover. You will also notice many areas alongside the trail that provide protective cover for birds and small mammals. If you are observant, you may see signs of deer and wild turkey, which frequent this area. Early summer blooms include dogwood and violets, then various kinds of sunflowers and goldenrod in the late summer. This trail ends at the Sycamore Cove Trail (#143), which can be used to complete a nice 2½- to 3½-mile loop, depending on the route you take; check your map.

Approximate Elevation Change: 150 feet
Blaze: Orange

At a Glance

Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Mountain Biking Trail: Mountain biking and hiking trail. Bikers please yield to hikers. Mountain biking prohibited in wilderness areas.
Water: yes
Restroom: none
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Leaving the Pisgah District Ranger Station/Visitor Center parking lot, turn left (south) onto US 276 for 200 yards, and then left again into the parking lot adjacent to the fenced work center. The Black Mountain Trail (#127) starts on the old dirt road behind the parking lot. Hike to your left on that trail, and in about 300 yards you will reach its intersection with Thrift Cove Trail (#603), which is actually a continuation of the road. After approximately 1/3 mile, Grassy Road Trail begins on your right.


Mountain Biking

Day Hiking