Trombatore Trail to Blue Ridge Pastures Drive & Hike

Difficulty: Intermediate

Length: 5 miles roundtrip

Elevation: 1200’ up / 1200’ down

Starting Location: Ingles, 1865 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC (meet the hiking group near the car wash).

After the safety briefing, we will drive 15 miles to/from the trailhead traveling along Mills Gap, Burney Mountain and Hooper’s Creek Roads.

Start Time: 9:30 a.m. (Safety Briefing at 9:45 a.m.)

End Time: Approximately 2:30 p.m. after a picnic lunch at the mountain summit (Blue Ridge Pastures).

Hike Description: The Trombatore Trail is a 5 mile (roundtrip) trail that leads to Blue Ridge Pastures, a grassy bald with spectacular views. The trail offers a hike with up-and-down elevation change, through a forest with clear mountain streams. When you reach Blue Ridge Pastures, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the Hickory Nut Gorge and Bearwallow Mountain.

Thanks to Conserving Carolina for securing the land and their hard-working volunteers for creating this trail that will one day be part of the much longer Upper Hickory Nut Gorge Trail to a network of trails at Florence Nature Preserve.

Added Bonus: All APR hike participants will receive a complementary hike series custom maple name tag at the starting location!

Hiking Gear:

  • Hiking Shoes (1-2 small stream crossings required)
  • Picnic Lunch with plenty of Drinking Water
  • Backpack or Daypack
  • Rain Gear
  • Bug Spray, Hat & Sun Glasses
  • Hiking Poles (optional)
    Blue Ridge Pastures (elevation 3,780 feet)

Event Properties

Event Date 07-27-2022 9:30 am
Capacity 24
Registered 13
Available place 11