Big East Fork Trail

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

Details At a Glance

Overall Difficulty: More Difficult
Length: 3.6mi
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
USGS/USFS Number: 357
Allowed Uses: Hiking


Follows the Big East Fork Pigeon River. Pristine river scenes. Trail is wide and heavily used near beginning; diminishes somewhat the further you travel. Ends at the junction with Greasy Cove Prong and Bridges Camp Gap trails, providing long loop options in the Shining Rock Wilderness.

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Intersecting Trails

  • Greasy Cove
  • Bridges Camp Gap
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    Steven FitzGerald said: what a stream! it reminded us of our trip to glacier national park. gin-clear water flowing boisterously between boulders and over multi-colored rocks... we could easily see the stream bottom in five-foot deep pools... we only ventured about 1/2-mile from the trailhead on our scouting voyage, but we will return soon and often; and of course, with the fly rod... verified bobcat sightings are another reason... thankfully we recently moved to candler, so we're only 45 minutes away...
    Saturday, October 17 2015 12:25am
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