Ivestor Gap Trail @ Ivestor Gap -- 5,700'

Ivestor Gap Trail (#101)

"High Road to Shining Rock"


GPS Coordinates:  35.364037, -82.863802 (Shining Rock Gap Trail Junction)

GPS Coordinates:  35.325956, -82.881678 (Ivestor Gap/Black Balsam Road Trailhead)

Album Direction-Of-Travel: Southbound

Highlights: Incredible Views, Shining Rock Wilderness


Length (one-way): 3.7 miles

Petzoldt Rating: 4.90

Difficulty: MODERATE

Total Elevation Gain: 600' (approx. same both directions)

Elevation Gain/Mile: 162'/mile (approx. same both directions)

Min. Elevation: 2,460'

Max. Elevation: 3,280'

Blaze Color: NONE


See Following Trip Reports for more info:

Black Balsam-Chestnut Bald Loop

Fork Mountain Trail via Black Balsam Knob

Shining Rock Loop (2013)

Shining Rock Loop (2018)

Tennent Mountain Loop (2012)

Tennent Mountain Loop (2016)


Connecting Trails:

Art Loeb Trail (#146)

Art Loeb Spur Trail (#108)

Flat Laurel Creek Trail (#346)

Fork Mountain Trail (#109)

Graveyard Ridge Trail (#356)

Little East Fork Trail (#107)

Old Butt Knob Trail (#332)

Sam Knob Trail (#617)