Spencer Branch Rd.
“Beautiful views of the Appalachian mountains turn to dense forest in this hidden trail.”
— Shawn Moore on Jun 5, 2013
NOTICE: According to our research, this Featured Ride does not have legal public access. The route is not shown on the map.
RestrictionsPlease refrain from riding after heavy rain to minimize trail impact.
OverviewA great doubletrack trail within riding distance of downtown Lenoir. Beautiful views and dense forest with streams and small waterfalls make for a great ride.
Primary trail users are horseback riders, so please be respectful of these and other users. Some erosion due to horse traffic may be present.
Need To KnowCreek crossing at about the 1.25 mile mark of the singletrack.
DescriptionThe ride starts at a forest service gate and climbs steadily on a forest service road for approximately 4 miles. Beautiful views and sounds of flowing water and waterfalls are frequent along this opening section.
History & BackgroundThis area and the trails were once a part of the Anita Alta Girl Scout camp. Prior to that, the entire area was heavily logged to provide raw material for the significant furniture industry once present in Caldwell County.
ContactsLand Manager: USFS - Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Ranger District
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