DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,594 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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nature trips

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wild flowers

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hiking
10 months ago

Nice hike with different types of forest. Very little traffic - I’ve hiked twice in Dec the past two years and have yet to see another hiker. Mill Shoals Trail seems to be the steeper ascent, so you can choose you level of difficulty to a degree. There is notice from the Ranger station (Dec 2017) that Yellow Mountain trail is closed between Addie Gap and Shope Gap trail. There are a lot of recent downed trees that have been cleared, but we found the trail passable from west to the log bridge over Bryant Creek. The log bridge is in disrepair and while still standing, is probably not safe passage. As long as you are willing to forego the last 0.5 mi to Addie Gap turnaround, this is still a nice day hike..