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NC 80/BRP to Woods Mountain

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Area Location: MST

Trailhead Location: NC 80/BRP

Trailend Location: Woods Mountain

Hike Type: In and Out

Hiking Distance (miles): 10

Difficulty: Moderate

Elevation Range (feet): 2990 / 3690

Total Elevation Gain (feet) : 2600

Total Elevation Descent (feet) : 2600

Route Map: 0555_map.pdf (will appear in a new tab or window) (Last update: 08/29/2012)

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Download GPX track: 0555_track.gpx (Last update: 08/29/2012)

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Trail Description: Hike east on the MST from BRP at Buck Creek Gap (NC 80) out towards Woods Mountain. Return via same route.

Topos: Celo, Little Switzerland

Challenges: AT-MST

Special Features: Mountain Views

Special Flower Season: April-May

DriveHead: Westgate Shopping Center

2nd Meeting Place: Black Mountain Near McDonalds

Driving Distance(Miles-RT): 90

Driving Directions: I-40 E to exit 72; US 70 E; left onto NC 80 to parking area on right just before BRP.

Notes: 1 Hike has been done as 8 and as 10 miles. Let's Go will define hike distance.
2 This is a little traveled section of the MST with seldom seen views of the Blacks and Mt Mitchell.
3 This hike should be done when the leaves are off the trees for better views.

Edit History: BB 9-30-14

Hike History: A0702, W0702, AW1304 (cancelled), A1202, A1403

Click on the date below for details of a previous, scheduled hike. ( (c) means the hike was canceled.)
Date
Hike Type Hike Name Hike Leader
Mar 25, 2017 (c) Weekend MST: NC 80 to Woods Mountain Brenda Worley
Feb 8, 2017 Wednesday MST: NC 80 to Woods Mountain Brenda Worley
Sep 27, 2014 Weekend MST: NC 80 to Woods Mtn. Barbara Morgan
Aug 27, 2014 Wednesday NC80/BRP to Woods Mountain Barbara Morgan
Dec 22, 2013 (c) Weekend MST: NC 80 to Woods Mtn. Martyn Easton
Jun 24, 2012 Weekend MST: NC 80 to Woods Mtn. Tom Sanders
Jun 27, 2007 Wednesday MST: NC 80 to Woods Mtn. Don Walton
Jun 23, 2007 Weekend MST: NC 80 to Woods Mtn. Don Walton

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