Loved it!! Took the long loop approx 4.5 hours
View is amazing

hiking
17 days ago

Lovely hike. Hope to return to exlplore more.

hiking
22 days ago

We entered Cat Gap Loop by crossing the big bridge just to the left and behind the building that houses the Wildlife Education and Fish Hatchery. After crossing the bridge you will turn right onto Cat Gap Loop(orange blaze) .In otherwise we hiked counter-clockwise. The first 2 miles of the trail is in excellent condition. It is mostly a steady uphill pull.. We took the bypass instead of the longer outer loop.At the end of the bypass (yellow blaze), you meet back up with Cat Gap Loop and you can turn left here to ascend up to John's Rock. We stayed straight ahead continuing on Cat Gap Loop. This is where the trail really deteriorates, it is straight down hill for about 1.7 miles! It is rocky, stumpy, and not easily hiked..use caution! You will meet up with the John Rock trail again and shortly it will pretty much flatten back out and the trail improves again. You will end up coming out beside the Davidson River and then the parking lot back at the Wildlife Education and Fish Hatchery Center. I am only giving this hike 3 stars because we did not go up to John's Rock. If we had hiked up to John's Rock I am sure we would rate it at least 4 stars maybe more. Our hike was a little over 4 miles and it took us 3 hours (including breaks)

hiking
23 days ago

I would think the loop includes the north slope

on Cat Gap Loop Trail

hiking
1 month ago

What a Beautiful hike! Amazing view from Johns Rock..

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Fun for me to figure out where John's Rock was. I left from the building, so it was at least 4.2 to there. I expected it to be at the top after the nearly vertical section, but it was much farther down the trail. Good news is that it's shorter and easier back to the parking lot if you go in that direction! Can't wait to do it again in the spring,