Vineyard Gap Trail #324
2.3 mi - Moderate - The trail climbs moderately to the ridge of Forge Mountain; in the fall and winter, there are some nice views. Be sure to follow the paint blazes, since some unmaintained side trails intersect. From Forge Mountain the trail makes a sharp turn and drops steeply to the South Fork of Mills River, where it ends and Riverside trail (#115) begins (with a fording of the river). A short side trip downstream will bring you to an old home site, some of the remains of which may still be visible. There are some nice campsites along the river.
Approximate Elevation Change: 600 feet
At a Glance
|Restrictions:||Mountain Biking Trail: Mountain biking and hiking trail. Bikers please yield to hikers. Mountain biking prohibited in wilderness areas.|
|Operated By:||US Forest Service|