Why is this project necessary? Heavy trail use, unsustainable grades and heavy precipitation have caused severe erosion to this section of the current Black Mountain trail. Without significant and costly rehabilitation, the trail corridor will continue to widen, erode, and create conditions which are not sustainable to be managed by the land manager, the U.S. Forest Service.
Who are the groups behind this project? This project is a cooperative effort between the USFS, The State of North Carolina and Pisgah Area SORBA.
What is the length of the Re-Route? 3.6 miles
How much of the existing trail is being decommissioned? 2.2 miles: The section between Turkey Pen Gap and the switchback above Lower Black.
What is the total project cost? $125,000