Devil's Creek TR 188
This trail accesses the community of Lost Cove. The town is now deserted but remnants of the school, church, grist mill and some homes remain. The trail offers several views of the Nolichucky River Gorge with its sheer rock cliffs. No campsites available along the trail.
Total Length: 3.5 miles
Total Elevation Change: 460 feet
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Beginning Point: NFSR 278
Ending Point: Lost Cove TR 196
Average Hiking Time: 2 hours (one way)
Amount of Use: Light
Blaze Color: Yellow
Area Trail Map: None
USGS Quad Map: Chestoa **use is highly recommended**
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||3/25/2022 Please be aware the middle 2 miles of this trail has some overgrowth. The current safest route is down the Joe Lewis fields.|
From Burnsville, go 6 miles to US 19W, turn right and drive 25 miles toward Spivey Gap. Look for NFSR 278 (Flat Top Mountain Road) about 0.5 mile after the Appalachian Trail crosses Spivey Gap. Turn right onto NFSR 278 and go about 1 mile to Devil's Creek Gap where SR 5506 branches to the left. The Appalachian Trail crosses nearby. No sign marks the Devil's Creek Trail, but the trail begins at SR 5506's gate.