Ascent of Saddle Mountain on 2017-11-28

Climber: jeff branin

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Saddle Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:3367 ft / 1026 m

Ascent Trip Report

To get to the TH, exit the Blue Ridge Parkway just north of mile marker 218. Turn east into Saddle Mountain Church Road. You'll see two churches next to each other as you approach/make your turn. Immediately after turning onto Saddle Mountain Church Road, turn right again onto Mountain Lake Road and then 150 feet later turn left onto the unsigned gravel road. This gravel road will take you the half mile to the gated well marked trail head.

Note: there is a second gravel road just a short distance further along Mountain Lake Road. That gravel road only goes 0.2 miles before ending at a small circular parking lot. If you inadvertently traveled down that road, return to Mountain Lake Road and then go find that first gravel road which is easy to miss.

One more note: Saddle Mountain Church Road also intersects the BRP around mile 220.5. If coming from the north on the BRP, skip that exit and continue to the one just before mile marker 218.
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    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail

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