Trail Last Updated: 01/05/2023

Rocky Gorge

ADA (ABA) wheelchair accessible. 0.6 mile out and back. Trailhead at Forest Service parking lot on the Kanc, 9 miles west of Route 16.  Walkable paved paths and benches 0.1 mile to the Gorge and 0.2 miles beyond the bridge. The bridge over the Gorge is also wheelchair accessible. The trail that continues on the far side of the bridge is forest floor, but smooth and wide and goes up a small rise, and down to a bench by the pond. Signs point to Lovequist Loop around the pond but it does not meet the criteria of most walkable.

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Helpful Tips

  1. Plan and educate yourself about the difficulty ratings of walking paths – easy, moderate or difficult. Carry a guidebook with maps or take a photograph of kiosk trail head maps.
  2. Walk with a friend for safety and companionship. If hiking alone, be sure to tell a friend or a relative where you are hiking. Carry a smart phone, but also ensure there is coverage.
  3. Stay on designated paths, respect private and public land. Be considerate of animal wildlife habitat and wild plants – take pictures and leave nature undisturbed.
  4. Stay hydrated, carry water and snacks.
  5. Have appropriate hiking footwear with good traction.
  6. Wear appropriate clothing based on daily weather conditions and temperatures. Consider sunglasses, insect repellent (ticks), layers, trekking poles, and in the winter – micro spikes, YakTrax or snowshoes.
  7. Carry out trash and keep pets on leash unless otherwise posted and bring bags to dispose of pet wastes.
  8. Assess the parking situation at the trailhead, be sure to lock your vehicle and do not leave any valuables in the car.
  9. Take a few minutes to stretch and warm up before hiking.
  10. Stop regularly to ensure everyone is comfortable with the pace, the terrain, and their physical condition.
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