Betty Place Trail 298

This short easy loop trail next to the West Fork Shut-In Creek passes former homesteads and requires several creek crossings, most with bridges. Intersects with the moderately difficult Bluff Mountain Loop trail which has the same yellow blaze, so a map is useful for those wanting to stay on the shorter hike.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping, Parking
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Hot Springs, NC
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General Information


Take I-26 west to U.S. 25-70 west out of Hot Springs towards Newport, Tennessee. Turn left on Upper Shut-In Road. Go to the top of the road and look for the small Betty Place Trail sign on the right. Take a sharp left onto the gravel road that leads to the parking area and trailhead kiosk.


Betty Place Trail parking area on Upper Shut-In Road, off U.S. 25/70 west of Hot Springs.


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy

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