Staire Creek TR 183

This trail passes by huge granite boulders scattered thoughout the woods and provides serveral nice views of the surrounding mountains. Many loop opportunities exist in the area. The trail ascends quite steeply in sections with some switchbacks and follows a ridge above Staire Branch. It emerges on NFSR 74 directly opposite of Bear Pen Trail.

Total Length: 1.2 miles

Total Elevation Change: 1,010 feet

Degree of Difficulty: Difficult

Beginning Point: Walker Creek TR 165

Ending Point: NFSR 74

Average Hiking Time: 2 hours (one way)

Amount of Use: Heavy

Blaze Color: Orange

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

USGS Quad Maps: Barnardsville, Mount Mitchell and Montreat

General Information


Access this trail from Walker Creek TR 165. The Staire Creek Trail junction is well marked and is on the right.


Mountain Biking

Day Hiking

Horse Riding

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