Yellow Gap Road Reopened

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Though I didn’t see a Forest Service announcement to this fact, I have confirmed with a personal visit that Yellow Gap Road appears to be open again. This closure was in the Pisgah National Forest near the Pink Beds area. Time to get back out and enjoy the Laurel Mountain, Pilot Rock, Slate Rock, Pink Beds, High Falls, and other trails that are accessible from this road.

You might still wish to call the Forest Service to confirm and see if there are any other areas that remain officially closed – always a good idea before heading out anyway.

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  1. Hey I was there 2 wks ago, 1/11/10 and gate was closed. I use to flyfish(catch and relesash) the area and stupidly let some horse people know about it, big mis stake. You should be able to access these lands without restrictions. If it’s icy you can’t get there, lol.

    Got looking why road was shut down. Great cut thru from haywood to points east. Go Gov and dwi’s Gotta get the ole rednecks while out of staters get to enjoy the beauty. Love WNC.

    • So any of the Forest Service roads (especially the gravel ones) are subject to being closed during the winter and/or bad weather. It’s reopened from the semi-permanent closure due to the strange goings-on in the area last spring, though.

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