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Vineyard Gap Trail (#324)

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

2.2 mile 3.6 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 394' 120 m
Descent: -789' -241 m
High: 2,961' 903 m
Low: 2,287' 697 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Trail shared by Timothy Parrish

A steep climb and steep descent to South Mills River.

Timothy Parrish

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek

Multi-use trail. Be on the lookout for bikes.

Description

Vineyard Gap takes hikers for a steep climb from the Turkeypen Gap Trailhead. This trail is less traveled due to its difficult terrain.

The trail starts with a clearly marked short section of steps on the east side of the parking lot. Once up the steps, continue the climb up and along the ridge for about 1.5 miles.

The last 0.5 mile drops about 800 feet straight down to the Riverside Trail (#115) and is covered by a thick rhododendron tunnel. The trail has several gullies and is washed out in many places with two to three-foot drops to navigate in some sections. The trail levels out to end at the river.

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#364

in North Carolina

#9,400

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