Petites Gap

Total Miles
4.0

Elevation

724.90 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Fall, Summer, Spring

Trail Overview

Petites Gap descends the northern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the parkway. After descending a few switchbacks, it parallels a fork of Elk Creek until leaving the National Forest. There are a couple of campsites along the way. Some are large enough for a vehicle, or possibly two. At least two sites have parking but require you to walk into the area with the firepit. If you're visiting in the summer, check out the creek for a couple of decent-sized swimming holes near the bottom. This area was affected by the Matt's Creek Fire of 2023.

Photos of Petites Gap

Petites Gap
Petites Gap
Petites Gap

Difficulty

This is a well-maintained and often-traveled forest road.

Technical Rating

1

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