Laurel Mountain Trail from
Yellow Gap Road to Johnson Gap

Picture of long icicles along Laurel mountain Trail

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Date Hiked: 3/14/92

Length: 8.8 miles

Type: backtrack

Difficulty: 3

Scenery: 2

Blaze: blue (infrequent)

Main Features: partial views

Location: Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina

Drive north on 276 outside Brevard, drive 10.4 miles past the Pisgah Ranger Station and turn right on FSR 1206 (Yellow Gap Road). Drive 8.5 miles to the trailhead on the left.

Approximate Altitude Changes
Ascend 1,000 feet to Johnson Gap at 4.4 miles

0.0 car
at the beginning of the trail, fork left
0.2 stream-crossing
0.6 beginning of partial views on left
1.0 rhododendron thicket
2.6 Rich Gap, bear left
2.7 good view on left
2.8 bear left at gap
4.4 partial views on left
Johnson Gap


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