Drive to Trailhead & Trail Guide

Drive Guide - High Rock from Toxaway Mtn

  • Duration: 1:50, 86 miles
  • Google Maps URL from 35.131222, -82.983638 to 35.9553,-82.5595: http://goo.gl/maps/qFJVW
  • Seasonal/Limited Access:
  • Directions:
    • Head downhill on Tower Rd and from the start of pavement go 1.8
    • L on Tower Rd and go 0.4
    • Acute R on Tower Rd and go 0.3
    • L on Hickory Dr and go 1
    • S on Black Oak Dr and go 0.2
    • R on Black Oak Dr and go 0.1
    • L on US-64 E and go 20.8
    • L on US-64 E and go 3.9
      • Gas, food, Radio Shack, grocery, McDonalds here.
    • S on NC-280 E and go 16.1
    • I-26 W and go 36.8
      • Parts are called “Future I-26”
    • Exit 3, and go R 200’ to the T.
    • L on Flag Pond Rd paralleling I-26 and go 3.2 miles
    • Trailhead is at I-26 underpass near the NC/TN state line.
      • Park on the near side of I-26. Few opportunities to turn arond after it.
  • Food
    • Last McDonalds:
    • Penultimate McDonalds:

Trail Guide

  • Duration: 1.8 miles, climb 600’, 1:10 up, 0:50 down (hurrying)
  • Navigation: (You’ll see AT blazes alond the road as it crosses under I-26.)
    • If you park in the paved lot just before I-26, you’ll follow the road as it crosses under I-26.
    • Then turn L on a crazy steep paved road to the L.
    • Turn L onto dirt trail toward a solar-powered UHF radio inside a fence.
  • Trailhead altitude: ~3750 at 35.95240,-82.56085°
  • Summit altitude: 4500 at 35.96440,-82.57800°
  • GPS tracks/waypoints:

Summit Guide

  • Hang antenna from tree:
  • Space to guy mast:
  • Cell coverage:
  • Unique features:

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