Parkers Gap

Total Miles
12.6

Elevation

1,052.54 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Parkers Gap trail is a gravel forest service road, running from Cave Mountain Lake to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The surface is gravel and pot hole strewn. Cell service is spotty throughout the area. Numerous side trails lead to camping spots and hiking trailheads. The scenery is beautiful during the fall and winter throughout the trail. A hiking trail to Apple Orchard Falls is accessed at two points along the road, in addition to a few roadside waterfalls.

Photos of Parkers Gap

Parkers Gap
Parkers Gap
Parkers Gap

Difficulty

Generally smooth gravel.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

Brian Johnston
Jan 07, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Great winter views. Would be a 1 if not for much is single lane. Lots of off-shoots to various campsites. Great place for beginners. Didn’t need to air down and not too muddy; easily navigable by anything with 4WD.
Gavin Gorecki
Jul 01, 2023
2019 RAM 1500
Open
Normal
Chris Blankenship
Jun 18, 2023
2020 Jeep Gladiator
Open
Dusty

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