Old NC 105

Total Miles
14.0

Elevation

1,207.48 ft

Duration

2.5 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall, Spring

Trail Overview

Old NC-105 is a popular trail and is most well-known for its outstanding views of the Linville Gorge. It offers unparalleled views of the gorge and of Table Rock Mountain. There are numerous overlooks and camp sites offering scenery nearly unheard of east of the Mississippi. Plan to spend 2-3 hours on the trail.

Photos of Old NC 105

Old NC 105
Old NC 105
Old NC 105

Difficulty

Old NC 105 is a dirt road with brief portions of poorly maintained asphalt. The trail is not technical, and while 4WD is recommended, a skilled driver can complete the trail in any 2WD vehicle with sufficient ground clearance. The trail is quite bumpy is some areas, so airing down for comfort is highly recommended.

History

Old NC 105 is a remaining portion of the original route of NC 105, which was established in 1926.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

Philip Ross
Apr 22, 2024
4x4
Open
Washboard
There is an abandoned forerunner on the middle of the trail
Buddy Mckinney
Apr 20, 2024
2015 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Dusty
Washboard
Roadway has some washboarding and deep ruts but nothing that a standard 4wd couldn’t handle
Dewayne Brackett
Apr 07, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty
Trail was clear, some traffic, and great views.
Andre T
Mar 16, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Mainly dry, with some damp/muddy areas. SUVs and crossovers were getting through just fine.

Access Description

Old NC 105 can be access from NC-126 in the south and from NC-183 in the north.

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