Park Service, Duke Energy Repair Auger Hole Landslide

 

Last updated 6/29/2020 at 12:11pm

Jacob Myers

The steep terrain along the former Auger Hole Trail paired with high annual rainfall in Gorges State Park, caused a landslide to partially restrict access to the popular trail.

The Auger Hole is a popular backcountry location for Jeep clubs, day-hikers, and weekend campers alike, but after the landslide that occurred last April wherein a section of the trail collapsed into the Toxaway River, access has been limited.

While a large section of this area of Gorges State Park was still accessible via the Grassy Ridge trail head through the park's main entrance, the landslide on the Frozen Creek side of the trail effectively cut off the back end of the loop that the Auger Hole makes.

Drivers weren't the only ones affected by the landslide, however. The washout posed...



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