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Pump Gap Loop Trail

Intermediate
 3.2 (6)

A fun loop from the Silvermine TH that crosses the AT.


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Map Key

4.3

Miles

6.9

KM

Point to Point

2,378' 725 m

High

1,363' 415 m

Low

1,322' 403 m

Up

895' 273 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Description

Climb 1.3 miles, then cross the AT. Drop off the back side of the ridge, and then climb back to the AT. There are some old logging roads that the trail crosses. They are mostly well marked but can be slightly tricky on your first time out. Use the Hiking Project mobile app for on-trail navigation. There is a great climb, and then a bombing descent back to the Silvermine TH.

Flora & Fauna

Watch out for stinging nettles!

Contacts

Shared By:

Brian Rhodes

Trail Ratings

  3.2 from 6 votes

#5

in Hot Springs

#24056

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Trail Rankings

#5

in Hot Springs

#972

in North Carolina

#24,056

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Trail Intersection not so well marked!
Jul 28, 2018 near Marshall, NC
Singletrack on Lover's Leap Trail
Jul 28, 2018 near Marshall, NC

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Mar 24, 2019
JP Miller
beautiful hike but a lot of downed trees and no easy or clear way to get from the initial road walk onto the trail through the old campground 1.5mi
Oct 27, 2018
Corvus T
7mi
Jul 28, 2018
Brian Gath
Trail length as described didn’t include the total distance to return to the trailhead. Map my walk had it a much longer 7.3 miles. 7.3mi
Jun 30, 2018
Chris Davis
Apr 30, 2018
Amanda T
Mar 31, 2018
Joe Marone
Didn't complete the entire loop.
Mar 31, 2018
Angel Fernandez
Oct 15, 2017
Soong Lee
Got lost after crossing AT Walked AT to make the loop