Laurel Mountain Trail

This trail is located in the Mills River area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Mills River trails list page..

This trail also crosses into these trailhead areas:

Details At a Glance

Overall Difficulty: More Difficult
Length: 7.4mi
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
Blaze Color: Blue
USGS/USFS Number: 121
Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
Rides That Use This Trail: Laurel Mountain

Description

Long, narrow, backcountry singletrack trail which reaches high elevations. Overall, it's a gradual climb but it does feature some very technical spots and steep climbs. In addition to that, there are fast sections where you can stay in the middle ring for a while, views, and even a small cave. Several unmarked trails join from either side, so watch for blazes. Overall, this is an excellent trail.

Makes a great loop ride when combined with the Pilot Rock trail and FS 1206. Trail intersects Blue Ridge Parkway property (walk bikes if you take that section).

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Trail Segments

Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

BRP Boundary to Mountains to Sea Trail

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking
  • Length: 0.2 mi

FS 1206 to Laurel Mountain Connector

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
  • Length: 6.2 mi

Laurel Mountain Connector to BRP Boundary

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
  • Length: 0.7 mi

Intersecting Trails

  • Mountains to Sea Section 3
  • Laurel Mountain Connector
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