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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
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)Google Map disabled for now.
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
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, A1403Click on the date below for details of a previous, scheduled hike. ( (c) means the hike was canceled.)
|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|