Rock Gap - Member Hike

Hike Name: Rock Gap
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
Nearby Town: Franklin, NC
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: From Intersection of US 441 and US 64
Merge onto Murphy Rd/US-64 W, Go 11.9 mi
Turn left at Allison Creek Rd/W Old Murphy Rd, Go 1.9 mi
Turn right at National Forest Rd (Sign for Standing Indian Campground at Wallace Gap) and drive less than a mile to the trailhead on the left.
Total Hike Distance: 0.60 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Rock Gap
Trails Used: Appalachian Trail
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Springs
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Nantahala National Forest
Wayah Ranger District
90 Sloan Road
Franklin, N.C. 28734
(828) 524-6441
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: This is a short hike on the Appalachian Trail near Wallace Gap and old US 64. The trailhead is only a short distance from Rock Gap which is located just down the road from Wallace Gap and on the way to the Standing Indian Campground. After a brief hike, double blue blazes mark Rock Gap Shelter which is a small structure that sleeps 8 hikers with a recently remodeled patio complete with picnic table and fire pit. A privy and a spring are located within a short distance of the shelter.



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