Sidehill Trail

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

This trail also crosses into these trailhead areas:

Details At a Glance

Overall Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 0.5mi
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles
Blaze Color: Yellow
USGS/USFS Number: 145
Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding


Most of this trail was turned into a road during 2005. From Ledford Gap to Boyd Branch Road, it is a gravel road and will be permanently maintained that way. Not a trail. From Boyd Branch Road to Ingles Field Gap, it is currently an unimproved road turning back into a trail. But this section has been renamed as part of Little Hickory Top trail now.

The remaining section of trail called Sidehill connects from Little Hickory Top down to Laurel Branch Road. It's short and bumpy with lots of rocks and roots in spots.

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Intersecting Trails

  • Little Hickory Top
  • Green's Lick
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