Categories: Hiking & Backpacking
This is a easy and short little hike up to the rock face called "Slick Rock". Views to the East and the forest below. This is a good leg stretcher if you have been in the car for a while on your way to the Chattooga River or the other trails further down Bull Pen Road.
From main intersection of U.S. Hwy-64/ N.C. Hwy-28 in Highlands, NC drive through main street until the road turns into Horse Cove Road (just past Mtn. Fresh Grocery on your Right). Drive for 4.5 miles down into the cove (driving through roughly 40 curves on the way down) until you come to a fork in the road and a brown mileage signs with yellow letters. To your left is "Whiteside Cove Rd." and to your Right is "Bull Pen Rd.". Take the Right onto Bull Pen Rd. for 0.9 miles to trailhead on your Right in a sharp curve and crest of the hill.