Laurel Mountain Trail

At A Glance

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7.4 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 7.4
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
Blaze Color: Blue
Trail Number: 121
Rides That Use This Trail: Laurel Mountain


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).

Intersecting Trails

  • Laurel Mountain Connector
  • Mountains to Sea Section 3
  • 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:

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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: 0.18 mi

    FS 1206 to Laurel Mountain Connector

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 6.24 mi

    Laurel Mountain Connector to BRP Boundary

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.73 mi

    Total Calculated Length: 7.15 mi

    This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.



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