Pond Mountain

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This article references Pond Mountain in Pond Mountain Game Lands in Northwestern North Carolina. See Pond Mountain Wilderness Area for the area South of Watauga Lake in Tennessee.

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State North Carolina
Trail Marking Unknown
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Total Distance Miles
Elevation Gain Feet
Difficulty Index 0.000*
Difficulty Rating Strenuous
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Location
Latitude 36.550745
Longitude -81.642438
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Accessing the Trailhead

Cell phone connectivity is unreliable in many areas leading to the trailhead. Further complicating things, some roads shown on maps are not state maintained and are impassible by vehicle, one example is the North end of Denny Road.

At Instruction Travel Comment
0.0 Take I-77N 23.9 Travel north 23.9 miles
23.9 Take 421N 25.0 Travel north 25.0 miles
48.9 Right onto Hwy 16 16.3 Next turn less than half mile after Blue Ridge Parkway
65.2 Left onto Hwy 163 9.1
74.3 Keep straight 3.2 Pass over Hwy 221, becomes Hwy 194
77.5 Left onto Hwy 88/194 3.8
81.3 Right onto Hwy 194 3.7 towards Lansing
85.0 Straight 0.6 Hwy 194 turns right, keep straight onto S Big Horse Creek Rd
85.6 Straight 0.1 R&L Grocery on right, turn in less than quarter mile
85.7 Left on E Little Horse Creek Rd 2.2
87.9 Left on Joe Hampton Rd 1.8
89.7 Becomes Stansberry Rd 1.2 As you pass Jack Jones Rd
90.9 Becomes Little Horse Creek Rd 0.8 Keep straight (slight left?)
91.7 Becomes Coy Ham Rd 1.3 Keep straight (slight right?)
93.0 Fork right 0.7 to keep Coy Ham Rd
93.7 Fork left 1.5 Left onto Fairview Church Rd
95.2 Fork right 0.6 Keep straight to Rock Fence Rd (slight right?); left is Greer Town Rd
95.8 Destination on right. Pond Mountain Game Lands


Glenn Mountain may also be accessed from the end of Burnt School House Road. (Unconfirmed)

Hike Notes

Glenn

The trail that ascends Glenn Mountain can be difficult to find. Follow the logging road to LR 138. After passing LR138, the logging road forks left and right around a Christmas Tree crop. Keep right and you'll find an opening in the trees that hides a trail that does a small S curve at the beginning to a small broken gate. Passing through the gate, a steep ascent leads to the Summit of Glenn. Just off the summit, an abandoned residence is found.

North Carolina Corner

From the summit, descend to the Northwest down a dirt road; at 4830', the road forks, to the left is a gate marked on topographical maps as Mount Rogers 5. The other fork (to the right) heads further downhill. At 4660', you'll see some scramble activity on the left side. Just a few yards further down, the road continues down, but you'll see a path/road (hard left) that leads right back up the hill to the North Carolina Corner.

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