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Montreat

Map of TRACK Trail

The Montreat TRACK Trail is about 1 mile long. The trail starts at the Montreat Nature Center, wraps around Lake Susan, and follows Flat Creek down to the entrance gate.

Along the way, you will pass through Robert Lake Park, with playground equipment and access to the creek. Just follow the blue diamond blazes. Montreat is also the site of an ecoEXPLORE hotspot, allowing you to help scientists monitor the natural features of Montreat. A special ecoExplore TRACK Trail brochure will help guide you when making your observations.

Montreat is surrounded by approximately 2,500 acres of pristine wilderness that is permanently protected and will never be developed. There are more than 20 trails in Montreat stretching over 30 miles. These trails offer a variety of hikes for all skill levels.

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Collectible sticker for Montreat

Location Details

Recreational Features: Picnic Tables, Interpretive Programs, Birding, Playground
Amenities: Restrooms, Nature Center, Gift Shop
ADA Compliant: Partial
Seasonality:
Trailhead sign
Lake spillway
Nature Center
View of Lake Susan
Trail along Flat Creek
Rock surrounded by vegetation
Road crossing
Rhododendron Flower

Adventures for Montreat

Hiking

Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Hiking

Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to frog hops, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Hiking

Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
The Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains brochure shows kids where to look for different birds along the trail. The brochure contains illustrations of some of the more common woodland birds and information on how to identify them through various clues. 
Hiking

Hikin' to Find Lichen

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
This brochure-led adventure takes kids deep into the mysterious world of lichen. Kids will discover the three different forms lichen can take, and some of the features that make the lichen lifestyle unique. Kids will also read the Lichen story about Alice Algae and Freddy Fungi to help them remember how lichens work.
Hiking

Let's Explore - ecoEXPLORE

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
Scientists need your help! Use this brochure to learn how to be an ecoEXPLORER and share your nature observations with real scientists.

Directions

301 Lookout Rd
Montreat, NC 28757
Latitude: 35.646643000000
Longitude: -82.299514000000

Drive on Assembly Drive for 1 mile past the gate. Turn right on Lookout Drive. Anderson Parking Lot will be on your right. The trailhead is located directly across Lookout Drive from the parking lot.