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  • 25. Koomer Ridge Area Trails

    Trailhead parking for all Koomer Ridge area trails is located in lot 634B on the left as you enter the campground.

    Cliff Trail #206 follows the edge of a high cliff near Koomer Ridge Campground. Hikers will enjoy scenic overlooks along the trail. It's a fairly easy, level walk. Distance is 0.50 miles (0.8 km) one way.

    Koomer Ridge Trail #220 follows a wooded ridge for 2 miles before descending to the beautiful Chimney Top Creek, where it junctions with Rough Trail #221. Koomer Ridge Trail is a total of 2.25 miles (3.6 km) one way and is moderate in difficulty. A 6.5 mile loop can be made by combining Koomer Ridge, Rough, and Buck Trails.

    Hidden Arch Trail #208 passes through an oak and hickory forest to a high cliff with a scenic overlook. The trail continues down multiple flights of stairs to Hidden Arch. After the arch, the trail passes beneath the cliff edge through dense thickets of rhododendron. The trail extends 1.25 miles (2 km) one way and is moderate in difficulty. A 2.25 mile loop can be made by combining Hidden Arch and Koomer Ridge Trails.

    Silvermine Arch Trail #225 follows a dry wooded ridge northeast to the large Silvermine Arch. A spur trail leads back to Koomer Ridge Campground. It is 1.25 (2 km) miles one way and is rated as moderate in difficulty.