Little Andy TR 174

This trail offers many possible loop trails. In sections, the trail climbs and affords very few switchbacks. The trail climbs and follows a ridge above Little Andy Creek. The trail emerges on Laurel Gap Trail about 100 feet from Upper Corner Rock Trail on the left. You will pass a seemingly misplaced large granite boulder on the left.

Total Length: 0.6 mile

Total Elevation Change: 455 feet

Degree of Difficulty: Difficult

Beginning Point: NFSR 74

Ending Point: Laurel Gap TR 184

Average Hiking Time: 1 hour (one way)

Amount of Use: Moderate

Blaze Color: Orange

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

USGS Quad Map: Mount Mitchell

General Information


From Burnsville, go east on US 19E for 0.5 mile and turn right onto NC 197S. Stay on this road through Pensacola and Cane River Gap to Barnardsville (stay on NC 197 for about 25 miles). The road is paved, changes to gravel, and is paved once again. Turn left at the intersection of NC 197 and NC 2173 (Dillingham Road) and follow this road which becomes NFSR 74. Follow this gravel road for 2.7 miles to the trailhead on the left.


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