Thing to Do

Gulpha Gorge Trail

A stone pathway crossed a flowing river with tall trees in the background.
Gulpha Gorge trail crosses Gulpha Creek before heading up the mountain.

NPS Photo/Mitch Smith

Gulpha Gorge Trail connects the Gulpha Gorge Campground to many of the park's trails. The trail going west from the campground is steep.

Distance (one way): 0.6mi (1.0km)
Elevation: 530 - 968ft (162 - 295m)
Typical grade: 13.8%

30-60 Minutes
Pets must be kept on a leash. Please clean up after your pet.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
This is the trail head location from the top of North Mountain, near the shelter. There is another entrance at the Gulpha Gorge campground across the creek.
Year Round

The trails are open from 5:00am - 10:00pm.

Accessibility Information
This is a steep, packed dirt trail. It is not ADA compliant.

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Last updated: April 7, 2021