Paint Rock Trail #154A
ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,050' -320 m
High: 2,408' 734 m
Low: 1,357' 414 m
GradeAvg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 57% (30°)
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“This is a natural downhill with some man-made features.”— Jeb Brown
You'll know you're halfway down when things open up and slow down for a moment.
The next half mile is similar to Lower Black Mountain over in Pisgah with around a dozen built-up rock-jumps, log-jumps, and drops to make the old forest road a little more spicy. The only rock garden lasting more than a few moments ends the trail onto Lower Paint Creek Road.
Paint Rock can be made an out-and-back from the Chimney Rocks Parking Lot since Chimney Rocks #154 is climbable. However, expect a hike-a-bike on the way back.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed
Oct 8, 2019: Wildfire Risk Continues
Oct 3, 2019: Pond Mountain Shooting Range Temporary Closure