Shining Rock, NC

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melch
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Post by melch » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:57 am

I need some advise on a 3 day- 2 night backpacking trip in the Shining Rock wilderness.
I have never been to this area and would love some input from people that have been there.
We want to hike around 8-10 miles on Fri, 8-10 miles on Sat,
and 6-8 miles on Sun.

What trails and camping locations do you suggest?

Thanks,

M

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Post by BirdShooter » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:49 am

Here's a nice hike for you in Shining Rock:

https://n2backpacking.com/my_hikes/nort ... 10_99D.htm

This hike starts at USFS 816 and follows the Art Loeb Trail over Black Balsalm Knob and Tennent Mountain where there are outstanding views in all directions.

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Post by Guests » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:00 pm

My advice - go during the week. This place is a mob scene on weekends.

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Post by TreeFrog » Sat May 15, 2010 3:14 pm

I've always wanted to hike to Cold Mountain in Shining Rock. Anyone camp on the summit?

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