Starens Branch Trail

At A Glance


1.0 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 1 (Moderate)
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles

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


Short, narrow connector from Black Mountain trail to Thrift Cove/Grassy Road trails. A few steps, but mostly a narrow, leaf-covered trail that climbs gently. From Thrift Cove down to Sycamore Cove, the trail is open to bikes, a bit steeper, and somewhat eroded - but very short.

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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:

Starens Branch - Sycamore Cove to Thrift Cove

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
  • Length: 323 ft

Starens Branch - Thrift Cove to Black Mt.

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking
  • Length: 0.19 mi

Total Calculated Length: 0.25 mi

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

Intersecting Trails

  • Sycamore Cove
  • Black Mountain
  • Thrift Cove
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