Ivestor Gap Trail

This trail is located in the Black Balsam area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Black Balsam trails list page..

This trail also crosses into these trailhead areas:

Details At a Glance

Overall Difficulty: Easy
Length: 4.3mi
Steepness: Level
Tread Condition: Few Obstacles
USGS/USFS Number: 101
Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking


Similar to the Flat Laurel Creek trail, this trail follows an old railroad grade. It travels around Black Balsam and Tennent Mountains. It is level or climbs gently in places. It is very rocky and very wet, although there are no sizeable stream crossings. The high elevation forest consists of mainly mountain ash, birch, beech, spruce and fir, and planted windrows of longleaf pine. There are many bald areas or areas where only rhododendron, mountain laurel, and blueberries grow. The blueberries grow in profusion and are generally ripe during mid August. The road is open to four-wheel drive vehicles in fall.

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Intersecting Trails

  • Fork Mountain
  • Art Loeb Section 3
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