Mount Mitchell State Park

Burnsville, North Carolina

Deep Gap Trail Improvements


          GFBA provided plan approval by the State Construction Office, bidding, and construction administration services for the project which was designed by the U.S Forest Service.  The Deep Gap Trail extends from the parking area, through the park passing over Mt. Craig and Big Tom before entering land managed by U.S Forest Service.  The work included the renovation of the first 2,870-feet of the trail including gravel surfacing, underdrains, rock steps, rock cribwalls, stone edging, and rock check dams.  There was no vehicular access, and construction materials were airlifted by helicopter from the parking area to points along the trail.