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Slate Rock Trail Running Tour provided by White Dot Adventures

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Slate Rock Trail Running Tour

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Pisgah National Forest is the oldest of its kind in the eastern US. With over 500,000 acres and 1,600 miles of trail, some of the best overlooks and waterfalls are often overlooked. We will meet at Ecusta Brewing, then you will follow me to the trailhead, a ~30 minute scenic drive including a bit of dirt road. 2-wheel drive vehicles will have no problem, the road is well-maintained. Starting at the trailhead, we will run a ~7 mile loop with 1,400' of vertical. The run parallels a beautiful mountain stream with several cascades, then climbs its way up to one of the best overlooks in the forest - Slate Rock. Towering over the Pink Beds Valley, the overlook includes views of nearby Pilot Rock and the distant high peaks of the Great Balsam Range. I would argue that the views are far better than John Rock, Cedar Rock, or even Looking Glass Rock. Its limited popularity is due mostly to its remoteness and difficulty to navigate due to several unmarked trails along the way.
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    Pisgah National Forest
    Stop: 3 hours
    Our trail running tour explores the Pilot Cove/Slate Rock area and includes several smaller waterfalls, beautiful flora, and one of the top slickrock vistas in the entire forest. From the overlook, we can see nearby Pilot Rock, Pink Beds Valley, and the Great Balsam Mountains in the distance.
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Departure Point
Ingles Markets, 3338 Boylston Hwy, Mills River, NC 28759, USA Ecusta Brewing Company, 49 Pisgah Hwy #3, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768, USA
3–4 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Handheld Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Running Gear
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tom H wrote a review Nov 2019
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Had a fantastic 7 mile trail run with Brandon. His knowledge of the trail was superb and key to the experience as many unmarked paths intersected our run and I would have been lost without him. View from Pilot Rock was wonderful on a crisp Fall morning. Having a guide to
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from WhiteDotAdventures, Owner at Slate Rock Trail Running Tour
Responded 6 Nov 2019
Thanks for the review Tom! We have a great time showing you around an unexplored corner of the forest, and we look forward to more in the future!
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By: White Dot Adventures
Unique tour with beautiful overlook
This trip was a lot of fun... Brendon is a very personable guide. He knows his way around like no one else.
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Top notch guide
Brendan has in depth knowledge of the area and knows how to string together trails to make for a great day out in t
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Triple Rock Challenge
White Dot Adventures is a great company that takes pride in what they do. Brendon is very knowledgable about the ar
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Awesome Trip
Best adventure trip in WNC! Beautiful trails and scenery, the bar was raised here! Highly recommend!
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Great run & experience!!
My wife & I scheduled a custom 2 person trail run. Brendan tailored the pace & distance to our skill level and mad
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  • Duration: 3–4 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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