Heffner Gap / Overmountain Victory Trail

Conservation Trust for North Carolina

Milepost: 326 | County: McDowell | Acres: 127 |Hiking: Hiking trails will be open to the  public soon.

This 127-acre property is located at the Heffner Gap Overlook and is highly visible from the overlook parking area. The tract lies between the 1,488-acre CSX conservation easement and the 47-acre Jackson Knob tract. A short but critical section of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail connects the Blue Ridge Parkway to nearly 1.3 miles of the OVT on the CSX property and a 1.3-mile section on the Rose Creek property across the Parkway. CTNC anticipates transferring the property to the National Park Service to be incorporated within the official boundaries of the Blue Ridge Parkway and dedicated as an official section of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail.

Directions: Adjoins the Heffner Gap Overlook parking area at milepost 326.