Elk Pen to Laurel Gap to Lower Staire Loop

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Pisgah National Forest

Elk Pen to Laurel Gap to Lower Staire Loop is a 8.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Barnardsville, North Carolina that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as difficult and is primarily used for hiking, running, horses, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 8.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,975 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

running

forest

hiking
Sun Nov 25 2018

Trail is in bad shape. Rained yesterday and lots of muddy spots. Especially at the steep climb from 3600 to 4100. River up so made for some wet crossings.. Would skip til the summer when dry.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
Fri Jul 13 2018

hiking
Thu Sep 28 2017