Hike the Trombatore Trail to Blue Ridge Pastures

Trombatore Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Kat Dellinger

A challenging 5 mile out-and-back that leads to spectacular views of Bearwallow Mountain, the Hickory Nut Gorge and the Black Mountains.

Park along the road at Bearwallow Gap - this is also the parking area for Bearwallow Mountain. Starting at a little over 3600ft, the Trombatore Trail has been well marked by the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy with red blazes. Parts of the trail border private land, so pay attention to the signage. There is a small spring about 2 miles into the trail that you can filter water from if needed.

The last push before hitting the pastures can get you breathing pretty hard, so take your time and enjoy your surroundings. There is a ladder stile you cross - make sure you have your pup on a leash by this point or he may get caught in the barbed wire around it. 

Once you've reached the pastures it's time to sit down and enjoy the view. There is a collection of logs around a fire ring just begging for you to take a nap. On a clear day you can see the Great Craggy Mountains past Hickory Nut Gorge with Little Bearwallow Mountain in the foreground. After you've had your fill of snacks and the view, turn around and head back to Bearwallow Gap.  

Distance

5 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

1350 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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