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Gateway Trails

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The Old Fort Gateway Trails are a collection of beautiful purpose-built, multi-use trails!


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7.5

Miles

12.0

KM

Loop

1,953' 595 m

High

1,490' 454 m

Low

942' 287 m

Up

941' 287 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Spring · Wildflowers

Overview

The system consists of seven (7) individually named trails. And one Forest Service road: Jarrett Creek Road - FSR 4030.

Need to Know

The Gateway Trails complex has a large parking area with bathrooms. There is no charge for parking.

Description

All trails are well marked with maps at every trailhead marker.

Hike and Bike
1. Foundation
2. Gateway
3. Betty's Run
4. Jarrett's Run

Hike, Bike, and Horse
1. Forager
2. Salt Gap
3. Oak Hollow

As described on the G5 Trail Collective website ( g5trailcollective.org/gatew…)!
The 6 miles of new trail are part of a 42-mile trail expansion and represent some of the most accessible and user friendly trails in Pisgah National Forest.

When combined with Jarrett Creek Road, this stacked loop system provides multiple options for different user experiences.

Mountain bikers will enjoy climbing Jarrett Creek Rd. and riding Gateway, Jarrett's Run, and Betty's run downhill back to the parking lot.

Hikers and trail runners can do endless loops by connecting Gateway, Foundation, Forager, Oak Hollow and Jarrett Creek Rd..

Equestrian users will enjoy climbing up Salt Gap to connect Oak Hollow and Forager back to Jarrett Creek Rd. to the parking lot.

Flora & Fauna

The area contains Oak, Maple, Sourwood, and other lower elevation deciduous trees as well as evergreens. Rhododendrons and Mountain Laurel will provide beautiful blossoms in mid spring. Deer, bear, turkey, as well and birds and small mammals are common in the area

Contacts

Land Manager: G5 Trail Collective

Shared By:

Victor Mariano

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