Yellow Hammer Gap Trail
At A Glance
1.7 mi one-way
Difficulty Rating: 1.7
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles
Trail Number: 49
The Yellow Hammer Gap Trail is an interior trail, connecting with the Nichols Cove and Ike Branch Trails. The Benton MacKaye Trail follows its entire length. Starting at Nichols Cove in the Joyce Kilmer Slickrock Wilderness, this trail heads northeasterly over many small knobs and stream crossings. This trail does not actually reach Yellow Hammer Gap, having been rerouted to accommodate the Ike Branch and Hangover Lead Trails in the gap area.
This trail is located in the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness trails list page.
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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:
Yellow Hammer Gap - Hangover Lead to Ike Branch Tr.
- Allowed Uses: Hiking
- Length: 318 ft
Yellow Hammer Gap - Ike Branch to Nichols Cove Tr.
- Allowed Uses: Hiking
- Length: 1.68 mi
Total Calculated Length: 1.74 mi
This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.
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