Cedar Rock

Cat Gap Loop

ALL THE WAY TO THE GAP

  • Distance: 4.8 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 1050’Difficulty: Easy

BYPASS TRAIL

  • Distance: 4.1 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 784′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

This is actually an easy and quick way to get over 1 thousand feet of vertical. The trailhead begins at the fish hatchery near Brevard, NC. Many campsites are virtually within a few feet of the trail and some are very close to the trailhead along the Davison River.

The hike can be clockwise or counter clockwise and it doesn’t really change the difficulty either way. This hike is especially colorful in autumn.

Some of our Cat Gap Hikes:

Spiked Lobelia

Cat Gap Loop

This morning Phil and I hiked Cat Gap Loop. Having hiked this trail many times over the years, summer, fall, winter and spring, we were amazed at how muddy it was.  I guess boggy would be a more appropriate term. The trail was so boggy in places that it was really hard to keep our … Continue reading Cat Gap Loop

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