Home  >>Trails >> United States Trails >>North Carolina >>

Lat: Lng:

Mill Ridge Loop

Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 1

Drive to where Hwy 25 passes under the Appalachain Trail overpass and take the gravel road to a designated gravel parking area located one mile from Hwy 25.

The ride begins north out the parking area up a gravel road through a forest service gate. The forest road continues a gradual upward climb for less than a half mile and then levels out and turns east where one can see views north to Rich Mountain. Soon thereafter, the forest road turns south and begins a long, gradual downhill. During the downhill, keep right at an unmarked road junction and you will reach a single track trail on your right at about 2.5 - 3 miles. Turn right onto the single track and climb up a fairly technical ~1 mile stretch until you reach a gravel road. Turn right on the gravel road and return to the parking area.

If you prefer singletrack downhills, ride this loop counterclockwise.
post pictures of this trail >>
search for trail pictures >>

This trail doesn't have any Longitude and Latitude data for the map. Participate and drag the red marker to the correct location.
Enter a Starting Point (City, State, or Landmark)

Trail Length
Trail Level
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
Hot Springs
Web Address
Information Added By

Sort Reviews by:  Latest Review | Best Rating
Reviews 1 - 1 (1 Reviews Total)

Review Date
October 3, 2016

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: Mike M ,  Weekend Warrior

This trail is poorly marked. If you ride it clockwise starting at the gate beyond the trailhead parking lot, you can easily miss the right turn onto single track trail going back uphill to complete the loop. The turn onto single track was marked only by pink surveyor tape tied to a branch on Oct. 2 2016. However, the double track portion of the trail is easy and scenic.

Recommended Route:
Ride the trail counter clockwise from an unmarked gate on the Appalachian Trail so you go downhill on the single track. Turn left at the bottom of the single track.

Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.
Reviews 1 - 1 (1 Reviews Total)