Little Gap Trail

EASY 9 reviews

Little Gap Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Prosperity, South Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
206 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

Starting from the kiosk on Red Maple Drive, the Little Gap Trail is the most strenuous of the three trails in the park. Following the trail markers on the trees, you will wander up and down through a thick forest of pines and hardwoods, which is home to a number of animals and birds. You may also be lucky enough to sight a bald eagle that nests in this area. Some interesting white rocks line the trail in spots as you make a loop at the end of the peninsula.

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1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

trails aren't marked very well so thank goodness for everyone marking their tracks!

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1 month ago

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10 months ago

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10 months ago

Monday, November 16, 2015

My husband and I took our two dogs to Little Gap Trail for the second time this fall. It is a nice hike, easy, with plenty of tree variety and views of beautiful Lake Murray. The only reason I can not give it a five-star rating is because the trail is not marked well. Although I imagine in the summer the trail is obvious, once the leaves have fallen, the trail is obscure in places. A few more trail markers on both sides of the trees would be a great investment. By the way, as you near the point, be sure to do the loop that goes around to the right. You'll pass the foundation and hearth of an old building, which was a fun surprise.

hiking
Saturday, November 14, 2015

hiking
Monday, July 06, 2015

This was a very nice hike on Dreher Island State Park. It is not very strenuous at all and would be nice to take kids. The track takes you around the point of the island, providing some nice views of Lake Murray. It's not uncommon to see deer in the area.

hiking
Sunday, June 21, 2015