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Asheville: Old Butt Knob-Shining Rock Trails

Climb knobby ridges to the white quartz cap of Shining Rock, then follow a pristine stream back to your car on this arduous 7.8-mile loop.

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To Trailhead

I-40 W to East Canton exit; L onto George's Branch Rd. R onto US 19 S; L onto NC 110. L onto US 276 (Cruso Rd.). S for 18 miles; R into Big East Fork parking area.

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