Grand Gap Loop
ElevationAscent: 875' 267 m
Descent: -872' -266 m
High: 1,427' 435 m
Low: 1,257' 383 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
Current trail conditions
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“A scenic loop with giant rocks and sheer cliffs above the Big South Fork River.”— Leslie Kehmeier
Option 1. From Bandy Creek take Duncan Hollow Road approximately 2 miles to the Alfred Smith Road on the right. Park at the intersection of Duncan Hollow and the Alfred Smith Road. Ride 1.8 miles down the Alfred Smith Road to Grand Gap Loop. Ride Grand Gap Loop (6.8 miles), return to your vehicle and drive out the Alfred Smith and Duncan Hollow Road returning to Bandy Creek.
Option 2. Drive from Bandy Creek out Duncan Hollow road. In approximately 2 miles turn right on Alfred Smith Road. Travel 1.8 miles down Alfred Smith Road to the small trailhead parking. Ride the Grand Gap Loop 6.8 miles. Return to your vehicle and drive back to Duncan Hollow Road and Bandy Creek.
The first half mile or so of the trail is a more or less steady, not-too-steep climb. At the top you'll pass a gravestone. The trail flattens out here and then gradually descends towards the first viewpoints along the river.
From here on out the trail rolls along through dense forests, along cliff edges and under giant rock houses. It's the kind of trail that captures your attention for the entire ride.
Local Club: Big South Fork Bike Club
Land Manager: NPS - Big South Fork Nat. River and Rec. Area Office