Pine Gap and Bluff Trail

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Pine Gap and Bluff Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Marion, North Carolina. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, camping, and fishing.

2.0 miles 1200 feet Loop





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Pine Gap and Bynums Bluff Trail is a 2.8 mile loop trail located near Linville Gorge, NC. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, camping & some fishing. Minimum 2 hours.

2 months ago

This is a nice trail. It is much less trafficked then linville which is just down the dirt road. During our hike we saw 3 people on this trail. The trail ends at the river and is a neat area to explore.

1 year ago

Great little hike. Only hiked Pine Gap down to the water to camp. Honestly, the map provided by the national forestry sites dont give alot of detail. However, you shoot through the Linvile falls Trails, on your way back to the parking lot, veer left towards the gravel parking lot. Once there, make a left down the dirt road. You will pass 1 information center/booth with bathrooms on your rightabout .5 miles down. After the info book, go another .5 miles down and the Pine Gap Trailhead will be on your left-hand side. It may be easy to find for most but since this was our first time out, we had a hard time reading the map. Hope this helps on the next couple. Camping right on the water was an absolute joy.

2 years ago

Great 2 hour hike! Recently maintained by Friends of Linville Gorge and well marked.

2 years ago

Great loop trail! Make sure to go down to the river too!

3 years ago

Great hike down to the river. Fairly primitive trail but all my kids made it down and back! (Ages 13, 9 and 6).