North Toe River
|North Toe River|
Bridge over the North Toe River in Newland
|Counties||Avery, Mitchell, Yancey|
|- left||Kentucky Creek, Cow Camp Creek, Haw Branch, Row Branch, Squirrel Creek, Plumtree Creek, Pancake Branch, Clear Creek, Threemile Creek, Brushy Creek, Laurel Creek, Harris Creek, White Oak Branch, Rose Creek, Cathis Creek, Grassy Creek, English Creek, Big Branch, Wolf Branch, South Toe River, Chestnut Branch, Brush Creek, Pigpen Creek, Jacks Creek, Bee Branch, McKinney Branch, Cane River|
|- right||Hickorynut Branch, Whiteoak Creek, Banjo Branch,Fall Branch, Horse Branch, Gooseneck Branch, Birchfield Creek, Race Path Branch, Whitaker Branch, Roaring Creek, Powdermill Creek, Doublehead Creek, Henson Creek, Justice Creek, Puatt Creek, Jones Creek, Little Laurel Branch, Bill Davenport Branch, Jake Creek, Beaver Creek, Pine Branch, Little Bear Creek, Lily Branch, Gouge Branch, Sink Hole Creek, Rose Creek, Cane Creek, Whitson Branch, Big Rock Creek, Raccoon Creek, Warrick Branch, Brummett Creek, Pigeonroost Creek, Cooper Branch, Rebels Creek|
|- location||Avery County, NC|
|- elevation||4,280 ft (1,305 m)|
|- location||Yancey County, NC|
|- elevation||2,021 ft (616 m)|
The North Toe River is a large stream in the North Carolina High Country. The name Toe is taken from its original name Estatoe, pronounced 'S - ta - toe', a native American name is associated with the Estatoe trade route leading down from the NC mountains through Brevard where there is a historical plaque with information that affirms the route, on into South Carolina where a village of the same name was located. Over the years due to difficulty in pronouncing the name it was shortened to Toe.
The headwaters begin between Bald Mountain and Sugar Mountain, what is known as Sugar Gap, in Avery County. The river proceeds to go southwest through Mitchell County, joining with the South Toe River, before merging with the Cane River to form the Nolichucky River in Yancey County.
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