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Partial Trail Closure - Auger Hole Trail   

A section of the Auger Hole trail is closed to all traffic until further notice due to a massive landslide that has taken out all access not only to the public but to park staff.
The Auger Hole is open from the parking lot at Frozen Creek Entrance to where the Wintergreen trail breaks off Auger Hole Trail to the right.  From that point on to Turkeypen Gap, the trail is closed and will remain closed until the trail is fixed.
The trail closure will be lengthy as park staff are evaluating and developing options to resolve the closure. For more information or updates call the park office at (828) 966-9099.

 

 Last updated on: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Events and Programs

Gorges State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

 

Join Ranger Coburn, to learn about how we go mountains, and why they are still here. Also talk about how geology plays a role in other features like ecology and of course why this area has so many waterfalls. We will start in the visitor center then walk outside to view the escarpment. 

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/25/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Come out and join our park Naturalist on a trail preservation project to help keep Gorges looking Gorgeous. Be prepared for slight hiking so bring appropriate shoes and bring water.

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/01/2019 - 10:15am to 12:15pm
Start Location:
Rainbow Falls Trailhead

Sponsored by Friends Of Gorges, join us at Gorges State Park to enjoy the start of Fall. Viewing of the changing of leaves as they go from green to those brilliant reds, yellows and oranges.

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Gorges Visitor Center

976 Grassy Ridge Road
Sapphire, NC 28774

828-966-9099
gorges@ncparks.gov

 

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GPS: 35.096000, -82.951000

 

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