Cantrell Creek Trail
At A Glance
1.9 mi one-way
Difficulty Rating: 3.5
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
Lowest Elevation: 2610 ft
Highest Elevation: 3325 ft
Climb Total: 715 ft
Blaze Color: Red
Trail Number: 148
Connects the South Mills River trail with the middle of Squirrel Gap trail. Starting near the old Cantrell Creek Lodge site, the trail follows Cantrell Creek upstream on the river right side to where the former trail continues upstream (now part of Horse Cove Gap trail). Cross the creek onto a newly constructed section of trail (rerouting the portion that once followed the creek closely) that climbs the slopes far above Cantrell Creek through several switchbacks up to Squirrel Gap.
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.
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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:
Cantrell Creek - S Mills River to Horse Cove Gap
- Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
- Length: 0.11 mi
Cantrell Creek - Horse Cove Gap to Squirrel Gap Tr (New Portion)
- Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
- Length: 2.65 mi
Total Calculated Length: 2.76 mi
This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.
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