Irishman Branch

Total Miles


842.04 ft


1 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Take a quick trip through the mountains on this scenic forest service road. There are multiple water bars (rain/erosion control mounds) that can catch you by surprise, so use caution throughout the trail. There is one spot in particular about halfway up the trail that stays muddy and rutted out; could possibly require 4wd. The trail narrows quite a bit towards the top, so some "trail striping" may occur depending on vehicle size. Scenic views of the Unaka Mountain range are visible towards the end of the trail. There are multiple spur trails along this route as well. Cell service is spotty so plan accordingly.


This is a mostly tame trail. The water bars could cause some issues for low-clearance vehicles. Shallow mud holes will be possible along the way.

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