Upper Corner Rock TR 173

This trail offers many loop opportunities. The trail ascends quite steeply in sections with very few switchbacks. At a 0.2 mile intersection, take a right and stay on the Upper Corner Rock Trail. The trail emerges on Laurel Gap Trail. The Little Andy Trail is about 100 feet to the right of this intersection.

Total Length: 1 mile

Total Elevation Change: 650 feet

Degree of Difficulty: Moderate

Beginning Point: NFSR 74

Ending Point: Laurel Gap TR 184

Average Hiking Time: 45 minutes (one way)

Amount of Use: Heavy

Blaze Color: Orange

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

USGS Quad Map: Mount Mitchell

General Information


From Burnsville, take US 19E for 0.5 mile and turn onto NC 197S. Stay on this road through Pensacola and Cane River Gap to Barnardsville for about 25 miles. The road is paved, changes to gravel and is paved once again. Turn left at intersection of NC 197 and  NC 2173 (Dillingham Road) and follow this road which becomes NFSR 74. Follow this gravel road for 2.3 miles to the trailhead on the left.


Mountain Biking

Day Hiking

Horse Riding