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Anna Ruby Falls

Appalachian Trail

Arkaquah Trail

Bartram Trail

Beech Creek Loop

Black Rock Mountain

Brasstown Bald

Broad River Trail

Chattooga River Trl.

Foothills Trail

Glenn & Dry Falls

Lake Russell Trails

Panther Creek Trail

Raven Cliffs Trail

Shining Rock Mt.

Smith Creek Trail

Tallulah Gorge Trails

Whiteside Mt.

Yellow Mountain Trail

Trail Wild Flowers

Index of Wildflowers

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The Yellow Mountain Trail

The Yellow Mountain Trail is located near Highlands, NC. Drive east on US 64 from Highlands 2.7 miles and turn left onto Buck Creek Road. Continue 2.3 miles up to Cole Gap. There is a sign and steps at the trail head on the right side of Buck Creek Road.

The trail terminates at the old Yellow Mountain Fire Tower which gives the hiker an opportunity to view a magnificent 360 degree view of the NC mountains. This is a 10 mile strenuous out-and-back hike which proceeds over Cole Mountain, Shortoff Mountain and Goat Knob before the final climb to the top of Yellow Mountain. It is very much worth the trip but it is not for beginners.

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sign
The start at Cole Mountain Gap.

Shortoff Mtn.
This is the climb up Shortoff Mtn.
A very good workout! (12/3/02)

Halfway
Approximately half-way out to Yellow Mtn.(12/3/02)

Yellow Mtn. Tower
The Yellow Mountain Fire Tower is the destination. When
you reach this point, you can take a well-deserved rest.

Plaque
This plaque is found on the base of the tower.

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A view from the tower, December 3, 2002.

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View 2

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View 3


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