Low Gap Loop

Newport, North Carolina 28570

Low Gap Loop

Low Gap Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This highlight-laden stream-and-ridge loop starts at Big Creek, then heads up that scenic waterway past waterfalls and swimming holes to reach a pair of backcountry campsites. From there, climb to the state-line ridge, taking the Appalachian Trail (AT) to Mount Cammerer and its historic observation tower. A prolonged descent returns you to the trailhead.

This long loop is excellent for backpacking year-round. If you’re doing it as a day hike, shoot for spring through fall for longer days."

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Trail Information

Newport
Nearby City
17.2 miles
Distance
3,280 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
9-11 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Swimming, Camping
Additional Use
Views, Waterfalls, Wildflowers
Features
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Local Contacts

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Dec 2018