Briar Bottom Trail

At A Glance


0.6 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 0.6 (Easy)
Steepness: Climbs Gently
Tread Condition: Graveled
Blaze Color: Yellow
Trail Number: 1006
Hikes That Use This Trail: Mount Mitchell

This trail is located in the Black Mountains & Toe River area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Black Mountains & Toe River trails list page.


This trail circles around the Briar Bottom Group Campground and runs through a partially-surviving hemlock stand beside the South Toe River. Has a mostly gravel surface. Provides access to the Mount Mitchell, Setrock Creek Falls, and River Loop trails from the hiker parking area opposite the campground entrance. The first part of this path, up to the Mount Mitchell trail, shared by the Mountains to Sea Trail as well.

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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:

Briar Bottom Bicycle Trail - Mt. Mitchell to Powerline Cut

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 157 ft

Briar Bottom Bicycle Trail - Campground to Mt. Mitchell Tr.

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.14 mi

Briar Bottom Bicycle Trail - Powerline Cut to Setrock Creek Tr.

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 390 ft

Briar Bottom Bicycle Trail - Mount Mitchell Tr. to Setrock Creek Tr.

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.72 mi

Total Calculated Length: 0.97 mi

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

Intersecting Trails

  • River Loop
  • Mountains to Sea Section 3
  • Mount Mitchell
  • Setrock Creek Falls
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