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Sand Gap Trail

Intermediate
 5.0 (1)

Combined with Low Gap and Rock Garden this loop makes for an amazing run.


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6.0

Miles

9.6

KM

92%

Runnable

1,366' 416 m

High

939' 286 m

Low

621' 189 m

Up

989' 302 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Natural Bridge State Resort Park regulations apply and this is also a state nature preserve. On weekends and holidays, the Rock Garden Trail and the area around the arch can be congested with trail users.

Runner Notes

Low traffic trail and remote. For the most part, this trail isn't overly technical, but conditions can vary.

Description

Sand Gap is an incredible trail. When it's in good shape (deadfall all cut up) it is positively frictionless. It starts where the Sheltowee Trace exits the state park at the south end and follows a broad forested ridge and for a bit before splitting off and dropping below cliff line and contouring around for miles in dark hollows with glimpses of rock formations towering overhead.

Sand Gap is quiet and can be eerie at times as you are removed from the sounds of roads and civilization.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of high country flora. Bears, snake, and deer are possible wildlife to see in this area.

Contacts

Shared By:

Chris Chaney

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Photos

3 miles from Natural Bridge on the Sand Gap Trail, this interesting cave lies in hiding.
Dec 13, 2016 near Campton, KY

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