Farlow Gap


Approximately 15 miles
3+ hrs

Farlow Gap is a destination for many mountain bikers and what many people consider to be one of the most difficult trails in Pisgah. Fall line rock gardens, stream crossings and mountain coves covered in ferns await the adventurous on this ride that could take anywhere from 3 to 5 hours depending on skill level. Not recommended for new/intermediate riders. It is recommended that you notify someone of where you are going, and always take a map.

•Park at the Fish Hatchery parking lot
•Left onto FS 475 from parking lot
•Left on Davidson River Trail
•Left on FS 475 to intersection at Gloucester Gap
•Right onto FS 229 Pilot Mountain Road
•Go through the gate (229C)
•Right onto Farlow Gap
•Continue down Farlow Gap
•Right onto Daniel Ridge Trail (down the stairs)
•Continue down old jeep road at bottom of trail
•Across the large metal bridge
•Left onto FS 475
•Right on Davidson River Trail
•Right on FS 475 and return to Fish Hatchery parking lot


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