Sleepy Gap Trail #339
0.9 mi - Moderate - For the most part, this trail travels through hardwood forests with some rhododendron. It first drops rather steeply to Beaten Branch, then somewhat less steeply to FS 479M (South Ridge Road) and then Explorer Loop (#337). *Only the trail segment north of FS 479M is open to bikes. There are no outstanding views, though in the wintertime; you may catch glimpses of Asheville on clear days. Mountain bikes find the northern section of this trail pleasant when combined with FS 479M, which is an easy, long (7.8-mile) dirt road; and/or Explorer Loop, a 3-mile trail of moderate difficulty. Due to the number of other trails and roads in the area, a map is vital until you are familiar with the trail system.
Approximate Elevation Change: 700 feet
At a Glance
|Restrictions:||Hiking Trail: Foot traffic (Sections of trail open for mountain bike use).|
|Operated By:||US Forest Service|