Cat Gap Bypass Trail
At A Glance
0.4 mi one-way
Difficulty Rating: 0.62
Tread Condition: Few Obstacles
Lowest Elevation: 3000 ft
Highest Elevation: 3120 ft
Climb Total: 120 ft
Blaze Color: Yellow
Trail Number: 120A
Hikes That Use This Trail: John Rock Loop
Level or gradually climbing trail cuts through the upper end of the cove that gives rise to John Rock Branch. The trail swings into smaller head-coves & around low ridges. Passes mainly through a mixed hardwood forest with some hemlocks and pines; has a few rhododendron tunnels. Makes a pleasant walk. Cuts off the climb up to Cat Gap on the Cat Gap Loop trail; makes a nice alternative for less effort.
This trail connects to the Cat Gap Loop trail at both ends. You'll have to hike Cat Gap Loop to reach it.
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