Sleepy Gap Trail

Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

Elevation Gain638ft
Trailhead Elevation2,931ft
Elevation Min/Max2367/2931ft
Elevation Start/End2931/2931ft

Sleepy Gap Trail

Sleepy Gap Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Buncombe County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 2,931 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 638 feet. The Sleepy Gap Parking viewpoint is near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: Shut-In and Explorer Loop.

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"The first part of this 8.5-mile loop coincides with the Shut-in Trail, the path George Vanderbilt used to travel to his Buck Springs Lodge. The hike follows the gently winding trail through multiple mountain laurel tunnels to Bent Creek Gap. At Bent Creek Gap the hike continues on Bent Creek Gap Road to South Boundary Road. The dirt roads offer easy walking and a great place for hiking partners to proceed side-by-side as opposed to single file. The path then detours off the dirt roads at Sleepy Gap Trail and ascends through a forest of oak and sassafras back to the parking lot."

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Trail Information

Blue Ridge Parkway
Nearby City
Blue Ridge Parkway
Fires Creek Wildlife Management Area
Local Contacts
USGS: Dunsmore Mountain
Local Maps

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Sep 2018