Pope Loop

Total Miles


194.86 ft



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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.


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.

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