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Gorges State Park

Gorges State Park TRACK Trail

The Gorges State Park TRACK Trail is an easy 0.2 mile loop through the forest. Along the way you may find many species of plants and animals. Be sure to stop on the bridge for a great view of the gorges, Lake Jocassee, and Lake Keowee.

The TRACK Trail brochures will help you explore the trail and learn about the things you may find in the park. Feel free to use these brochure throughought the park. Please talk to park staff in the VIsitor Center for more trail information.

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Gorges State Park Sticker

Location Details

Recreational Features: Picnic Tables, Interpretive Programs, Photography
Amenities: Restrooms, Visitor Center, Gift Shop
ADA Compliant:
Seasonality:
View of Lake Jocassee
Wooden bridge
Tree in the forest
Mountain Laurel
Rock at corner of trail
Deck at the visitor center
Visitor center and picnic area
Pine needles

Adventures for Gorges State Park

Hiking

Types of Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.20
It’s easy to get confused with the various types of trees that can be found in the forest. Use this guide to identify and learn about a few of the common types of trees in the area.
Hiking

Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.20
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Hiking

Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.20
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to frog hops, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Hiking

Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.20
The Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains brochure shows kids where to look for different birds along the trail. The brochure contains illustrations of some of the more common woodland birds and information on how to identify them through various clues. 
Hiking

Let's Explore - ecoEXPLORE

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.20
Scientists need your help! Use this brochure to learn how to be an ecoEXPLORER and share your nature observations with real scientists.

Directions

976 Grassy Ridge Rd
Sapphire, NC 28774
Latitude: 35.096271100000
Longitude: -82.950637500000

Partners

This TRACK Trail is made possible through a partnership with North Carolina State Parks.