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Rendezvous Mountain Ed. State Forest - Ridge Trail

Near: WilkesboroNC (Weather)
Number of
1 Total
8 Difficulty: Rigorous Trail
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Trail Description Open jeep trail at least 4' wide. Moderate but long grades, clay soils with moderate amount of rocks. There are at least 8 miles of trails open, but more are under development.The Ridge Trail runs from the top of the mountain down to Wyatt Rd. with a major loop about a third of the way. There is also a road down to an old home site at the Wyatt Rd end and addition trail beyond that. If you start at the top, it will be all uphill going back. There is a large parking lot under construction at the back entrance which should be open this summer (2006). Friends of Rendezvous Mountain, a non-profit, is supporting this state forest through fund raising and work parties. The goal is over 50 miles of trails with overnight camping available. If you want more trails in NW NC, please visit our website.
Best Time to Visit March through November
Times to Avoid Closed from mid November to mid March
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
day,stream NC State Forests
(336) 667-5072
Forest Supervisor
1956 Rendezvous Mtn. Rd.
Purlear, NC 28651
Friends of Rendezvous
Directions There is no signage at this time. Call ahead for condition of the parking lot. From US 421, take US 16 to Millers Creek. Continue on US16. When road begins steep S curve turn left on White Oak Rd. Stay to the left when the dirt road begins. At the top of the saddle turn left on Wyatt Rd, which is paved. Entrance to the Forest is the first left after Wyatt Rd turns back to gravel.
This information was provided by longride1 on 4/14/2006 2:53:56 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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