Briar Bottom Bicycle TR 1006

This bicycle trail circles around the Briar Bottom Group Campground and runs through a hemlock stand beside the South Toe River.

Total Length: 0.6 mile

Total Elevation Change: None

Degree of Difficulty: Easy

Beginning Point: Black Mountain Campground

Ending Point: Black Mountain Campground

Average Hiking Time: 1hour (one way)

Amount of Use: Heavy

Blaze Color: Yellow

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

USGS Quad Maps: Celo and Marion West

General Information


From Burnsville, go east on US 19E for about 4.3 miles. Turn right onto NC 80. After 0.6 mile turn right again to stay on NC 80. Follow this road for 11.6 miles. After passing Mt. Mitchell Golf Course, turn right onto South Toe River Road (NFSR 472). Road quickly changes to gravel. At Y intersection, go right towards Black Mountain Campground. Across from the entrance of Black Mountain Campground is the trail head parking. Follow trail through the campground towards Briar Bottom Group Campground.


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