ApproachDrive to the King's Mountain trailhead as described in the "getting there" section of the main page.
Route DescriptionStart out on the King's mountain trail, and veer right after 0.1 mile onto the Wilson River Trail, and follow this mostly level trail for about a mile and a half. Just before a bridged stream crossing, turn left onto remnants of an old logging road. Keep left (west) of the stream following the remnants of the old road for 0.2 miles until it crosses a small tributary coming from the west. After this, veer slightly to the right , but still left of the main stream. The Base of the east ridge will be obvious at this point. Bushwack your way uphill until you find a well padded game trail, and follow it up onto the ridge. After this point, simply continue in an uphill and northwest direction. As you get higher up the ridge, it will narrow and steepen, and excellent views of Coxcomb Ridge and neighboring Elk Mountain will become more frequent. At one point you will be walking along a "knife edge" with sharp cliffs to your left. At about 2900 feet , the ridge fades back into the forest. After this point, simply head uphill on game trails until topping out just below the summit register. Descend via the main trail back to your car.
Essential GearNone needed.
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