Laurel Mountain Trail @ Rich Gap -- 3,600'

Laurel Mountain Trail (#121)

"A Richness of Trees"

GPS Coordinates:  35.41145, -82.74764 (Mountains-to-Sea Trail Junction)

GPS Coordinates:  35.39455, -82.67678 (Laurel Mountain Trailhead @ Yellow Gap Road)

Album Direction-Of-Travel: Eastbound

Highlights: Solitude, Variety of Forest Types

Length (one-way): 7.4 miles

Petzoldt Rating: 13.20 (E to W)

Difficulty: VERY HARD

Total Elevation Gain: 2,900' (E to W)

Elevation Gain/Mile: 392'/mile (E to W)

Min. Elevation: 3,150'

Max. Elevation: 4,980'

Blaze Color: BLUE

See Following Trip Reports for more info:

Big Creek/Laurel Mountain Upper Loop

Laurel Mountain Trail - Lower Loop

Pilot Rock-Thompson Creek Loop

Connecting Trails:

Laurel Mountain Connector Trail (#110)

Mountains-to-Sea Trail (#440)