Travel Advisory (Updated 9/21/21): It is recommended that people continue to avoid travel to the Cruso area of Haywood County. This includes a portion of Highway 276 with bridge and roadway damage. Additional access to the Blue Ridge Parkway is available at 215, 23/74, and 19. The Haywood County TDA will continue to update this travel advisory as new info becomes available. #HaywoodStrong Learn More

Hiking, Mountain Biking, National Parks & Forests, Nature Lovers, Outdoor Activities

Cat Gap Loop

About

Cat Gap Loop
Length: 5 miles
Rating: Moderate
Dogs: On Leash
Facilities: None
This loop starts and ends at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education & Fish Hatchery and takes you around John Rock. Explore a waterfall near the large campsite on Cedar Rock Creek and traverse several plank & log bridges. See pink dots on map for trail loop.

If you’d like to further your hike on connecting trails or try out some of the bike trails (in blue) swing by our Visitor Center in Maggie Valley to purchase a Pisgah Ranger District Map.

Trail Insights:

  • Dog Friendly, Bike Friendly
  • Follow the orange blazes
  • You can take John Rock Trail (yellow blazes) to explore more and further your hike.

Directions:
Head South on US 276. Right onto National Forest 475 Rd. Left for Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education signs, park in parking lot.

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