Big Piney Ridge Trail

At A Glance

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1.6 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 1.6 (More Difficult)
Steepness: Climbs Steeply
Tread Condition: Very Rough
Blaze Color: Orange
Hikes That Use This Trail: Graybeard Mountain

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


Climbs steeply from the parking area at the end of Suwannee Drive to the West Ridge trail. Passes through switchbacks in places; some spots require rock scrambling where the trail passes directly over outcrops. Passes through the ridge's eponymous pine forests near the summit. There is an excellent view of Black Mountain and the Swannanoa Valley from an overlook called Rattlesnake Rock near the top of the trail.

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Total Calculated Length: 0.94 mi

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

Intersecting Trails

  • West Ridge
  • Lower Piney
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