Ivestor Gap Trail

At A Glance

Easy

4.3 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 4.3 (Easy)
Steepness: Level
Tread Condition: Few Obstacles
Trail Number: 101

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:

Description

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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Trail Segments

Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

Ivestor Gap - Around Gate

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
  • Length: 167 ft

Ivestor Gap - Tennent Campsite to Fork Mtn. Tr.

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
  • Length: 0.7 mi

Ivestor Gap - Art Loeb Spur to Tennent Campsite

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
  • Length: 0.97 mi

Ivestor Gap - Art Loeb Shared N. of Tennent

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
  • Length: 153 ft

Ivestor Gap - Art Loeb Shared N. of Tennent to Gap

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
  • Length: 0.41 mi

Ivestor Gap - Gap to Little East Fork

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Horseback Riding
  • Length: 1.62 mi

Ivestor Gap - Little East Fork to Shining Rock Gap

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Horseback Riding
  • Length: 0.42 mi

Ivestor Gap - Fork Mtn Tr. to Art Loeb

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Horseback Riding
  • Length: 393 ft

Total Calculated Length: 4.26 mi

This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.

Intersecting Trails

  • Art Loeb Spur
  • Little East Fork
  • Fork Mountain
  • Art Loeb Section 3
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