So here are the notes we took and a few photographs from our hike last Summer. Unfortunately, we haven't been up yet this Fall, so I don't have any photos of the leafy splendor that normally adorns the trails after the first freezes.
Anyway, on that particular July morning, we left the condo around 11am, walked down Beech Mountain Parkway (gravel) to the head of Smoketree Trail. We followed that trail until it joined Smoketree Road, which ends at an intersection with Mill Pond, Wintergreen and Lower Snowbird. We followed Lower Snowbird to Pinnacle Ridge Rd. and back up to the condo arriving around 12:25pm. This stretch definitely got our heart rates going. The prettiest stretch of the whole hike was the part of the trail along Smoketree.