Graveyard Ridge Trail
Length: 3.4 miles
There are outstanding views of Graveyard Fields and visibility as far as South Carolina on clear days. See nature at its scenic best as you look across Dark Prong and Greasy Cove toward Mt. Pisgah. The first two miles of this trail are for hikers only because of the fragile soils. After leaving the Graveyard Fields Trail, you will climb through a grass bald up to an old railroad grade. These soils are very susceptible to erosion, so please stay on the main trail. Turn left onto the old railroad grade. At Dark Prong Gap the trail will become a road bed which is open to horses and mountain bikes. It is also open seasonally to 4 wheel drives from August through January 2nd. This trail ends at Lvestor Gap. Be aware of changing weather conditions. If visibility is hampered due to fog, it is recommended to avoid this trail, since it is easy to become disoriented in these open areas.
Directions: Walk the Graveyard Fields Trail counterclockwise until intersecting the Graveyard Ridge Trail.