Cumberland Knob Recreation Area-Gully Creek Trail

Lowgap, North Carolina 27024

Cumberland Knob Recreation Area-Gully Creek Trail

Cumberland Knob Recreation Area-Gully Creek Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Cumberland Knob is where construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway started on September 11, 1935. This is the high road’s first recreation area. At 2,860 feet, Cumberland Knob isn’t a spectacular peak, but the 1,000-acre enclave includes a nice day hike.

The primary facilities are a large picnic area and a comfort station. The Gully Creek Trail explores a topographically intriguing watershed."

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Trail Information

Lowgap
Nearby City
2.5
Distance
820 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
Best: May through October
Season
Blue Ridge Parkway, 199 Hemphill Knob Rd., Asheville 28803-8686; (828) 271-4779; (828) 298-0398 (recorded information and mailing requests); nps.gov/blri
Local Contacts
USGS Cumberland Knob, VA/NC. Download a parkway handout map of Linville Falls trails at the “Brochures” link on the Blue Ridge Parkway’s website
Local Maps

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Dec 2018