Old Trestle Road Trail

At A Glance

Moderate

Steepness: Climbs Gently
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles
Blaze Color: White

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

Hikes That Use This Trail: Graybeard Mountain

Description

This is a historic logging and tourist railroad grade that once went from Black Mountain to Mount Mitchell in the early 1900's. It is called the "Trestle Road" because of the three trestles it once needed to span creeks along the route. Between Sourwood Gap and Long Gap, it shares a route with the Old Mitchell Toll Road. Only some portions of the old route are maintained.

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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:

Old Trestle Road - Graybeard Trail to Long Gap

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.83 mi

Graybeard Trail - Old Trestle Road - to Graybeard Falls

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 1.4 mi

Graybeard Trail - Old Trestle Road - Graybeard Falls to Old Trestle Road

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.65 mi

Old Trestle Road - Lookout to Buck Gap Shelter

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.78 mi

Old Trestle Road - thru Long Gap

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 273 ft

Old Trestle Road - Buck Gap Shelter to Appalachian Way

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.63 mi

Old Trestle Road - Graybeard Tr. to Old Mitchell Toll Road

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.21 mi

Old Trestle Road - Rainbow Gap to Lookout

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 222 ft

Total Calculated Length: 4.59 mi

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

Intersecting Trails

  • East Ridge
  • Lookout
  • Rainbow Road
  • Graybeard
  • Buck Gap
  • Feedback

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