Jack Branch Trail

At A Glance

More Difficult

2.4 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 2.4 (More Difficult)
Blaze Color: Blue
Trail Number: 299

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


Jack Branch Trail combined with the River Ridge Trail offers panoramic views of the French Broad River. The trail traverses open fields and Oak-Hickory forests.


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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:

Jack Branch - Start to River Ridge Loop

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.26 mi

Jack Branch - River Ridge Loop Interior

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.36 mi

Jack Branch - River Ridge Loop to FS 468

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 1.79 mi

Jack Branch - FS 468 to FS 422

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.95 mi

Total Calculated Length: 3.35 mi

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



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Alexana Wolf said: I tried to go here yesterday but it was completely grown over. It didn't look like anyone had been there in a while...The river ridge loop was somewhat overgrown but passable. I couldn't get more than 30 feet onto the Jack Branch trail before it was too thick and I turned around.
Monday, July 10 2017 3:51pm
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