Laurel Mountain Trail

At A Glance

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7.4 mi one-way

Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
Blaze Color: Blue
Trail Number: 121

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.

This trail also crosses into these trailhead areas:


Long, narrow, backcountry singletrack trail which reaches high elevations. Climbs gradually from Yellow Gap Road (FR 1206) to the Buck Spring Trail; however, there are a few steep sections. Several unmarked trails join from either side, so keep an eye on the blazes. You'll find mixed hardwood forests, some very large trees, rock outcroppings and even a small cave. There is little to no water during dry periods on this trail.

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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:

BRP Boundary to Mountains to Sea Trail

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking
  • Length: 0.18 mi

FS 1206 to Laurel Mountain Connector

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
  • Length: 6.24 mi

Laurel Mountain Connector to BRP Boundary

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
  • Length: 0.73 mi

Total Calculated Length: 7.15 mi

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

Intersecting Trails

  • Mountains to Sea Section 3
  • Laurel Mountain Connector
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