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greenBlue Windy Gap Trail #400

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Trail

1.5 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 30' 9 m
Descent: -631' -192 m
High: 3,113' 949 m
Low: 2,512' 766 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)

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Trail shared by Chihuahua Herder

Another way to access the Slickrock Wilderness, this trail follows a mountain lead down to its terminus at Windy Gap.

Chihuahua Herder

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Need to Know

Thanks to the crew at Southeastern Conservation Corps for the freshly manicured trail in a normally overgrown trail system!

Description

This trail starts at Big Fat Gap where Slickrock Road now ends. Following the old roadbed for 0.7 miles it is an easy hike through second growth forest, before turning more narrow and steeply downhill to end at its junction with Nichols Cove Trail #44, an interior trail that both begins and ends on Slickrock Creek Trail #42.

Flora & Fauna

Hemlock, Laurel, Rhododendron

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Sep 11, 2018
Jon Slocum
Big Fat Gap to Slick Rock Creek to Nichols Cove to Windy Gap loop. 4.8mi
Jul 25, 2018
Chihuahua Herder

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#8

in Tapoco

#726

in North Carolina

#17,334

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