Wed, March 12, 2014 • Cloudy, and 49 ° F.
Kane Gap Trail
This little-traveled trail allows hikers to climb Powell Mountain through the National Forest. As you hike between mixed hardwood forests and scattered old orchards, you'll find breeding flycatchers, American redstarts, vireos, summer tanagers, and black-and-white, hooded, Canada, and Kentucky warblers. Don't forget to come back for the spring and fall migration to see even more diversity!
To reach the trail from Natural Tunnel State Park, turn left onto Rt. 871 and follow it to its junction with US 23. Go north on US 23 for approximately 7.0 miles to Rt. 611 at Jasper. Turn left onto Rt. 611, using caution when crossing the southbound lane of US 23. Follow Rt. 611 for about 0.2 miles, crossing the railroad tracks. Again, use caution because the road narrows over the tracks. After crossing the tracks, turn left and continue across the concrete bridge. Follow the gravel road for about 1.0 mile to a "T" intersection; turn right and follow the gravel road up to the trailhead, crossing a small creek coming out of the mountain. The trailhead parking is at the Forest Service Gate.
Contact Person: Jefferson National Forest