East Ridge Trail

At A Glance

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2.48 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 2.48 (More Difficult)
Steepness: Hilly
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles
Blaze Color: Gray

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

This trail also crosses into these trailhead areas:


Follows the ridge up and over Lookout Mountain, Boggs Bunion, Brushy Mountain and Rocky Head. Ends at Long Gap. here are a few steep sections and several good viewpoints along the 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:

East Ridge - Lookout to Helispot

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.45 mi

East Ridge - Helispot to Buck Gap

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.28 mi

East Ridge - Thru Buck Gap

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 255 ft

East Ridge - Buck Gap to Sourwood Gap

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.48 mi

East Ridge - Sourwood Gap to Rocky Head

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.51 mi

East Rige - Thru Helispot to Old Toll

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 281 ft

East Ridge - Rocky Head to Long Gap

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.24 mi

Total Calculated Length: 2.07 mi

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

Intersecting Trails

  • Buck Gap
  • Lookout
  • Hickory Ridge
  • Old Trestle Road
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