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Shaw Gap

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One quick way to get down.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.7

KM

Singletrack

3,572' 1,089 m

High

3,089' 942 m

Low

31' 9 m

Up

513' 156 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

This trail is one of several that connect the Beartree Campground to Iron Mountain Trail. Like most of the other connectors, it is approximately one mile. It starts at Shaw Gap on the IMT (3570 ft.) and descends a wide trail/old road that descends very quickly to Beartree Campground (~3100 ft.).

At the top of the trail, there is a fork where Beartree Gap Trail heads right, and Shaw Gap Trail stays left. Shaw gap is not as rough or as wet as Beech Grove, and it is very fast. Be alert for obstructed sight lines from encroaching rhododendron. When arriving at the campground, taking a left and then the first right will take you to the main road, Beartree Gap Rd.

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Paul Stahlschmidt

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#274

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Beartree Gap/IMT intersection.
Apr 6, 2018 near Chilhowie, VA
Shaw Gap
Apr 19, 2014 near Chilhowie, VA

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Mar 9, 2021
Lost Justpastnowhere
Sep 1, 2020
Joey Atkins
May 15, 2019
Sam Hutchens
Shaw Gap Trail is totally clear and in great shape