Big Tom Gap TR 191A

The trail provides good views including Maple Camp Bald to the northeast. It offers loop opportunities with the Buncombe Horse Range Trail, Mount Mitchell Trail and the Black Mountain Crest Trail. This narrow trail is extremely steep and follows unsteady rock debris.

Total Elevation Change: 520 feet

Degree of Difficulty: Difficult

Beginning Point: Buncombe Horse Range Trail

Ending Point: Black Mountain Crest Trail

Average Hiking Time: 1 hour (one way)

Amount of Use: Moderate

Blaze Color: Blue

Area Trail Map: South Toe River, Mount Mitchell & Big Ivy Trail Map

USGS Quad Maps: Celo and Mt. Mitchell

At a Glance

Water: No water exists on the trail

General Information


This trail begins on the Buncombe Horse Range Trail and connects to the Black Mountain Crest Trail north of Big Tom Peak.


Day Hiking

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