DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
793 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

camping

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

no dogs

1 day ago

Did the trail today starting up Little River trail to the Cucumber Gap, then down the Jakes Creek trail. Great variety of terrain but very manageable. The hike along the river was outstanding, with many Appalachian Tiger swallowtail butterflies. They were plentiful and swirled around us as well as many congregated on the ground. Then the Cucumber Gap trail was an up and over, but not too exerting. We actually encountered a full size bear on the trail. We kept our distance and were fine. The final leg passed through remnants of older log homes as we neared the end. We absolutely loved this trail loop!!