This trail, rated “most difficult,” follows the historic alignment in many places, including several steep, rocky sections.
Big things are happening in the Grandfather District of Pisgah National Forest! The dirt is really flying around, and we want to provide some updates on the Mortimer Trails Project.
Photos from the volunteer and contracted machine work on Yancey Ridge Trail (TR 259), starting in late 2020 and continuing through the first half of 2021!
The public should use caution in the area and avoid active work zones.
Please help advocate for these additions by commenting during the 30 day window, which opened February 24, 2021. Comments will help guide managers as they move into environmental review of the proposed trails, with a potential final decision on the trail plans this fall.