Location: Western North Carolina
Trip Starts: Rock Gap
Trip Ends: Rock Gap
Total Distance: 0.3 mile
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Trails Used: Appalachian Trail
Trail Traffic: Light
Trip Type: Day or Overnight Hike
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Nantahala National Forest
Wayah Ranger District
Franklin, NC 28734


This is a short hike on the Appalachian Trail near Wallace Gap and old US 64. The trailhead is only a short distance from Rock Gap which is located just down the road from Wallace Gap and on the way to the Standing Indian Campground. After a brief hike, double blue blazes mark Rock Gap Shelter which is a small structure that sleeps 8 hikers with a recently remodeled patio complete with picnic table and fire pit. A privy and a spring are located within a short distance of the shelter.

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