Wagon Road Gap Trail #134

0.7 mi - Difficult - This is a short but steep trail that provides a nice connection between the South Mills River Trail (#133) and the Turkeypen Gap Trail (#322). Since it climbs a north-facing slope, it remains damp year round. Because of this, the vegetation is lush with ferns, mosses and a wide variety of wildflowers. You will also see large hardwoods including oak, hickory, and red maple. Rhododendrons are large and grow lushly near the top of the trail. At the end of the trail, private property borders the Turkey Pen Gap Trail. Please respect this private land and its owners by staying on the trail.

Approximate Elevation Change: 450 feet
Blaze: Orange

At a Glance

Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Hiking Trail: foot traffic only.
Water: no
Restroom: none
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From the Pisgah District Ranger Station/Visitor Center parking lot, turn left (south) on US 276 for approximately 1½ mile, and then turn left onto US 280. Proceed east on US 280 for approximately 5.2 miles and turn left on Turkeypen Road immediately after crossing the Transylvania/Henderson County line. Proceed 1.2 miles to the Turkeypen Gap Trailhead, at the end of the road. (This trailhead has limited parking). Follow the South Mills River Trail (#133) for three miles and the Wagon Road Gap Trail intersects just past the second creek crossing. (The first is via a bridge; the second is not, but will eventually be provided with one.)


Day Hiking