rim of the gap 12 miles

  • April 21, 2013 · 10:00 AM

12 mile loop, which includes going to Caesars head visitors center. it is about 2/3 way on the trail, restrooms, water are available there, but you will need water/food prior to restocking. this is an awesome hike with lots of water/rock features! lots of wildflowers for unruly dogs to trample upon too.

includes rim of the gap, frank coggins, coldsprings branch, jones gap trails.

VERY STRENUOUS! 3000 ft. elevation change. WEAR GOOD TRACTION!! rock scrambling will be involved. WE WILL KEEP A BRISK PACE!!!!

we will depart ingles across biltmore square mall at 10:00, so please be on time.

be prepared to drive or chip in for gas. it is about a 50 minute drive, there is also a $2 per person parking/entry fee that goes to the park service.

see below for more trail info; you should have RECENT experience at this distance to participate.





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  • Allen

    Technically more challenging than most hikes, great hike, nice climb in the beginning, easy finish...Great hiking group...Thanks Mike!

    April 22, 2013

  • Roger G.

    Thank you all for the great company and I admired the grit and determination displayed by each one of you and that goes for the dogs too!! I hope to do it again soon! btw a stainless steel insulated travel mug was left behind in my truck!! I still can't believe all of the beauty of the day, Roger

    April 21, 2013

  • Ginger

    Excellent way to spend a Sunday. I hereby revoke my accusation of meanness. Your daddy's alright, Bandit boy.

    April 21, 2013

  • Bandit

    whatever time you personally need to be there to leave at 10. If you need to go potty, get your snackiepoo...whatever. In other words... get your asses out of bed, bus leaves at 10!! :-)

    April 21, 2013

    • Ginger

      You're mean!

      April 21, 2013

  • Ginger

    What Rose said...are we really leaving at 10 sharp or 10:10-ish? That extra 10 mins of sleep might make all the difference as I'm crawling up the mountain.

    April 20, 2013

  • Roger G.

    Looking forward to it!!! Roger

    April 20, 2013

  • Rose

    Just to confirm--we're to leave Ingles at 10:00 so meet by 9:45?

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ugh, unexpected car repair issues with which to contend, so we can't make it. Bleh.

    April 19, 2013

  • Jewel

    This is a maybe for me; will not know availability until Saturday (a.m.)

    April 17, 2013

  • Robert A.

    Hope to be up that way in May. Need a an inexpense place to stay.

    April 17, 2013

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