Gulf Road

Total Miles


895.15 ft



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Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Gulf Road is a great route to take to gain access to some of the tracks at higher elevations. From here you can head up to Max Patch, explore Martha Sundquist State Forest, head out into other sections of Pisgah, or take the long way to Hot Springs, NC. There are some houses at the lower elevations, but as you climb it becomes more secluded. There are several campsites along the route. One is large enough for a group and several others offer a nice fire ring and place to park for the night. Deep Gap Creek flows along the majority of Gulf Road and offers nice views and fishing opportunities. Cell service is available, but it's spotty.


This road is kind of the main forest road/access to this section of Martha Sundquist so it's well maintained.

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