• Activities:

    Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Intermediate

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Loop

  • RT Distance:

    8.5 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    1736 Feet

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife

Trek through meadows spattered with wildflowers and vibrant woods, see a historic cabin, wildlife, and a waterfall. 

Park at the Cades Cover Information Kiosk. The trailhead is just down the road from here. At 4.2 miles you'll arrive at the Rich Mountain Trail junction. Stay to the right here and continue along the Indian Grave Gap Trail. In less than two miles from here you will arrive at another junction. Turn right onto Crooked Arm Ridge Trail. On this trail you will pass by the 25-foot falls, and then you will soon reach the Rich Mountain Loop Trail. Turn left to return to the parking lot. 

Photos: rjones0856 

Pack List

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Sun protection
  • Water
  • Snack/lunch
  • Camera
  • Field guide (optional)
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