Lower Piney Trail
At A Glance
1.3 mi one-way
Difficulty Rating: 1.3
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles
Blaze Color: Blue
Hikes That Use This Trail: Graybeard Mountain
A traverse around the foot of Big Piney Ridge. From the south trailhead at Harmony Road, this beautifully constructed trail winds along the rocky mountainside, climbs through a few switchbacks, and passes a couple of nice viewpoints and lichen-encrusted rock outcrops before the junction with Big Piney Ridge trail. Keep right to stay on the Lower Piney trail, which passes another view and descends again around some switchbacks along rhododendron-filled slopes to the trail's other end at Suwannee Drive.
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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:
Lower Piney - Water Tower to Big Piney
- Allowed Uses: Hiking
- Length: 0.63 mi
Lower Piney - Big Piney to Suwanee Dr
- Allowed Uses: Hiking
- Length: 0.52 mi
Total Calculated Length: 1.16 mi
This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.
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