Yellow Gap Branch

Lower Sidehill Trail (#137A)

"The Green Tunnel"


GPS Coordinates:  35.48220, -82.63624 (Forest Service Road 479F/East Trailhead)

GPS Coordinates:  35.46656, -82.65764 (Forest Service Road 479/West Trailhead)

Album Direction-Of-Travel: Southbound

Highlights: Bent Creek Experimental Forest, Cascades, Laurel Branch


Length (one-way): 2.7 miles

Petzoldt Rating: 4.50 (E to W); 3.80 (W to E)

Difficulty: CHALLENGING (E to W); MODERATE (W to E)

Total Elevation Gain: 900' (E to W); 550' (W to E)

Elevation Gain/Mile: 333'/mile (E to W); 204'/mile (W to E)

Min. Elevation: 2,200'

Max. Elevation: 2,700'

Blaze Color: ORANGE


See Following Trip Reports for more info:

Bent Creek - Lower Sidehill Loop


Connecting Trails:

Sidehill Connector Trail (#145A)