Cat Gap Bypass Trail #120A
0.4 mi - Easy - This trail shortens the Cat Gap Loop Trail by one mile, and significantly reduces the elevation changes encountered thereon. It climbs moderately through a shady hardwood forest to a gap, which is a nice campsite. From the gap, continue straight ahead onto the Cat Gap Loop Trail toward Horse Cove and the fish hatchery parking lot. (Turning right onto the Cat Gap Loop Trail from the gap will take you up to the higher portion of that trail, which you used the bypass to avoid!) Alternatively, the John Rock Trail (#365) may be taken from the same gap: It will take you to the top of John Rock, where there is a spectacular view, and then rejoin Cat Gap Loop in Horse Cove.
Approximate Elevation Change: 100 feet
At a Glance
|Restrictions:||Hiking Trail: foot traffic only.|
|Operated By:||US Forest Service|