Rube Rock TR 314

This trail is one of the district's most difficult trails due to steepness in several places. It intersects the Appalachian and Groundhog trails to form a 9.5 mile loop.

Total Length: 4.5 miles

Total Elevation Change: 1,980 feet

Degree of Difficulty: Difficult

Beginning Point: Appalachian Trail south of Brown Gap

Ending Point: Groundhog Creek Trail

Average Hiking Time: 4 hours

Amount of Use: Moderate

Blaze Color: Yellow Rectangle

Area Trail Map: Harmon Den/Hot Springs Trail Map

USGS Quad Map: Waterville

General Information


From Burnsville, travel west on NC 19E and merge onto I-26E. Take exit 11 toward Mars Hill/Marshall. Turn left onto


Day Hiking