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
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.