Pope Loop

Total Miles
5.0

Elevation

194.86 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Pope Loop is an easy meandering drive through southern pine forests with harvested areas creating ideal hunting locations. This loop is topped off with a designated dispersed hunt camp called Gladesville. Pope Loop is a well-maintained gravel road that has only a few potholes that hold water. They are not very deep and can be traversed in a 2wd vehicle carefully. Smith Mill Road is in better shape than New Hope Church Road to the East. New Hope Church Road is littered with potholes in a few low-lying areas, but other than those spots, it's a smooth gravel road back to Highway 83 South. Due to previous drought conditions, be aware of falling trees during high winds and storms.

Photos of Pope Loop

Pope Loop
Pope Loop
Pope Loop

Difficulty

This is mostly a worn gravel road with potholes in some areas. If you plan to camp the road in is dirt and grass and has several deep potholes that hold water. These are the only obstacles in this area.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

Reggie Davis
May 11, 2024
2020 Ford Explorer
Open
Dan Curry
Dec 01, 2023
2010 Ford Explorer
Open
Muddy/Wet
James Ashton
May 21, 2023
2021 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Normal
Ian Moore
Apr 30, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal

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