Hurricane Gap

Total Miles


901.22 ft



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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Hurrican Gap is a well-maintained gravel road that travels from the Houston Valley area to just outside of Hot Springs, NC. While it's not particularly challenging, there are some great side trips along the way. The Rich Mountain Lookout Tower is just a mile off of the road, and if you're looking for a more challenging route you can take Shad Road that connects near the northern and southern ends of Hurricane Gap. At the northern end of this road, there is a forest service campground in the Paint Creek area. You'll also find some great waterfalls and creek access close by.


It's usually kept in great shape since it's one of the main access roads through the national forest.

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