Day & Overnight Hikes Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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One of the richest expanses of undeveloped land in the Southeast, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park attracts more than 9 million visitors a year. Even so, most people experience only a few of the most popular trails in the area. Day & Overnight Hikes: Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes hikers off the beaten track to the more secluded rambles, from highland meadows and open vistas to pristine mountain streams and pioneer farms. Designed to fit easily into a back pocket, the revised and updated ...
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Overview

One of the richest expanses of undeveloped land in the Southeast, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park attracts more than 9 million visitors a year. Even so, most people experience only a few of the most popular trails in the area. Day & Overnight Hikes: Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes hikers off the beaten track to the more secluded rambles, from highland meadows and open vistas to pristine mountain streams and pioneer farms. Designed to fit easily into a back pocket, the revised and updated third edition guides hikers to over 40 day and overnight hikes that lead to sites of exceptional beauty and solitude. So get outside, enjoy some peace of mind, and discover the best the Smokies has to offer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897325608
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Series: Day and Overnight Hikes Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 132
  • Product dimensions: 4.52 (w) x 8.86 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Johnny Molloy is an outdoor writer based in Johnson City, Tennessee. He has averaged over 100 nights in the wild per year since the early 1980's, backpacking and canoe camping throughout the country. He has written numerous hiking and tent camping guides for the southeastern states, Wisconsin and Colorado.
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This hike is the epitome of the old adage, "You reap what you sow." You will burn a lot of calories on the climb to your destination, but the view is as good as views get. Leave the lowlands via Lead Cove to intersect Bote Mountain Trail up to the Appalachian Trail, pass through Spence Field, and climb further still to the storied Rocky Top.

Leave Laurel Creek Road behind and step into history on the Lead Cove Trail, for what is a hike in the Smokies without a little history? Lead Cove derived its name from the ore that was extracted in the 1800s. Soon you pass an old homesite that lingers among the cool forest of the cove. Keep climbing somewhat steeply, leaving the bottom land behind to arrive at Sandy Gap and the Bote Mountain Trail at mile 1.8.

Turn right on the ridge-running jeep trail Bote Mountain. Ascend steadily through the fairly open pine-oak forest that allows intermittent views of Defeat Ridge to your left. At mile 3.0, you'll pass through the Anthony Creek Trail junction, then come to a jeep turnaround at mile 3.7. The trail becomes furrowed and narrow, passing through a seemingly continuous rhododendron tunnel to arrive at a saddle on Spence Field at mile 4.7.

Turn left on the famed Appalachian Trail, skirting Spence Field's eastern flank. Continue alongside the grassy meadow, passing the Jenkins Ridge Trail at mile 5.1. You'll descend briefly only to begin the final 0.6-mile climb to Rocky Top (elevation 5,441 feet) and its awesome views. Once at the summit, you'll understand why the view inspired the famed country song "Rocky Top." The tune doubles as fight song for the University of Tennessee, which lies a mere 30 miles away to the northwest. Toyour west, the meadows of Spence Field and the western crest of the Smokies, all the way to Shuckstack Mountain, stand out in bold relief. The views into Tennessee and North Carolina extend to the horizon. To your east, the prominent peak with the imposing name of Thunderhead competes with the sky. Take in the view from this rock outcrop just as others have done for generations.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Overview Map viii
Map Key ix
Preface x
Introduction 1
How to Use This Guidebook 1
Weather 2
Clothing 3
Safety Concerns 3
Tips for Enjoying Smoky Mountains National Park 5
Part I Great Out and Backs
Tennessee
Abrams Falls from Abrams Creek Ranger Station 10
Walker Sisters Place via Little Greenbrier Trail 12
Gregory Bald via Gregory Ridge 14
Rocky Top via Lead Cove 17
Buckhorn Gap via Meigs Creek 19
Blanket Mountain via Jakes Creek 21
Silers Bald 24
Injun Creek from Greenbrier 26
Albright Grove 28
Sutton Ridge Overlook 30
Brushy Mountain 33
Ramsay Cascade 35
Mount Cammerer via Low Gap 37
North Carolina
Andrews Bald 39
Mount Sterling via Mount Sterling Gap 41
Flat Creek Falls 43
Little Cataloochee Church 45
Cabin Flats via Bradley Fork 48
Kephart Shelter via Kephart Prong 51
Shuckstack from Twentymile Ranger Station 53
Part II Great Day Loops
Tennessee
Pine Mountain Loop 58
Rich Mountain Loop 60
Finley Cane Loop 63
Cucumber Gap Loop 65
North Carolina
Boogerman Loop 68
Big Fork Ridge Loop 70
Hyatt Ridge Loop 73
Smokemont Loop 75
Indian Creek Loop 78
Goldmine Loop 80
Twentymile Loop 83
Part III Great Overnight Loops
The Backcountry
Fontana Overnight Loop 88
Chasteen Creek Overnight Loop 92
Little River Overnight Loop 96
Maddron Bald Overnight Loop 99
Mount Sterling Overnight Loop 103
Fork Ridge Overnight Loop 107
Clingmans Dome Overnight Loop 111
Newton Bald Overnight Loop 116
Springhouse Branch Overnight Loop 120
Gregory Bald Overnight Loop 124
Index 128
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