The Flat Creek Trail is approximately .5 miles long with the trailhead located behind the Primary School and traveling North until it connects to Cotton Avenue.
The first section of the Flat Creek Trail is dedicated in honor of Emilee Russell. Emilee’s Way honors a child Black Mountain who died as a result of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and was a frequent user of the Flat Creek Trail.
The Flat Creek Trail is paved, level, and includes interpretive signage about streambank restoration. Plans for the Flat Creek Trail include the hope that it will continue North and connect to the Montreat Gate, at the north boundary of Black Mountain.
|Parking||Parking is available at the southern terminus of this trail. The lot located to the west of and adjacent to the trailhead. This lot also serves the Black Mountain Primary School. There is no parking available at the northern terminus of the trail.|
|Public Restrooms||There are no public restrooms located on this trail.|
|Uses||Walking, biking, skating, running, birdwatching, photography. No motorized vehicles allowed.|
|Special Features||Lovely views of Flat Creek|
Memorial to Emilee Russell
Dog waste clean up bags and trash can located at both ends of the trail.