Right after arriving at the stone gateway to the town, a parking lot on the right is the site of this map, and once you cross the little bridge over Flat Creek, you've got several choices of trails.
|Elizabeth Trail runs above the creek to the left, up into the area of the village.|
|What do the 2 hiker silhouettes mean anyway?|
And there behind the truck is the trail to Rainbow Mountain. At least I think that's what the tiny symbol meant.
There's an actual ford across the creek, which is how the trucking equipment gets over to the Highway 9, or Montreat Rd.
Why haven't I shared pictures of the trails myself? Well, my hiking days are over due to breathing limitations. I can travel from car for short distances on level terrain these days.