Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 2nd

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 2nd

by Kevin Adams

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Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 2nd by Kevin Adams

This guide features 82 hikes within Great Smoky Mountains National Park, America's most visited national park. It is complete revised and updated.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762770861
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 03/19/2013
Series: Regional Hiking Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 168,234
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kevin Adams is the author of numerous books, including North Carolina Waterfalls, Backroads of North Carolina, and Waterfalls of Virginia and West Virginia. An accomplished photography instructor who teaches numerous workshops and seminars, he lives in Waynesville, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

How to Use This Guide 1

What It's Really Like 2

Getting to the Park 4

Supplies and Services 5

The Trails 5

Backcountry Campsites 6

Backcountry Permits 7

Backcountry Use Regulations 8

Leave No Trace 9

Make It a Safe Trip 10

Trail Finder 17

Map Legend 20

The Hikes

Northwest Section

1 Gatlinburg Trail 22

2 Fighting Creek Nature Trail 26

3 Cove Hardwoods Nature Trail 28

4 Chimney Tops 30

5 Road Prong 34

6 Sugarland Mountain 38

7 Laurel Falls and Cove Mountain 41

8 Elkmont Nature Trail 45

9 Cucumber Gap and Little River 47

10 Little River 49

11 Goshen Prong 52

12 Jakes Creek and Lynn Camp Prong 57

13 Walker Sisters Home 61

14 Spruce Flats Falls 63

15 Indian Flats Falls 66

16 Lynn Camp Prong and Appalachian Trail 71

17 Chestnut Top Wildflowers 74

18 Lead Cove and Finley Cane 76

19 Turkeypen Ridge and Finley Cane 79

20 Spence Field via Cades Cove 81

21 Rich Mountain Loop 88

22 Abrams Falls 91

23 Cooper Road and Rabbit Creek 95

24 Gregory Bald via Cades Cove 99

25 Pine Oak Nature Trail 104

26 Pine Mountain and Abrams Falls 106

27 Abrams Creek and Cooper Road 109

Northeast Section

Hiking to Mount LeConte 113

28 Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail 115

29 Alum Cave Bluffs 117

30 Charlies Bunion 121

31 Mount LeConte via The Boulevard 124

32 Noah "Bud" Ogle Nature Trail 129

33 Twin Creeks 131

34 Rainbow Falls 133

35 Mount LeConte via Rainbow Falls and Bull Head 136

36 Grotto Falls 139

37 Mount LeConte via Trillium Gap 142

38 Baskins Creek Falls 145

39 Porters Creek 147

40 Brushy Mountain 149

41 Ramsey Cascades 153

42 Albright Grove 156

43 Old Settlers Trail 159

44 Cosby Nature Trail 163

45 Mount Cammerer 165

46 Maddron Bald and Hen Wallow Falls 168

Southwest Section

47 Mingus Mill and Newton Bald 173

48 Deep Creek 176

49 Spruce-Fir Nature Trail 180

50 Noland Divide 182

51 Clingmans Dome 185

52 Andrews Bald 188

53 Forney Ridge and Noland Divide 190

54 Silers Bald and Forney Creek 193

55 Juney Whank Falls 197

56 Deep Creek Loop 199

57 Indian Creek and Sunkota Ridge 201

58 Goldmine Loop 204

59 Hazel Creek and Bone Valley 207

60 Eagle Creek, Spence Field, and Hazel Creek 212

61 Shuckstack 217

62 Twentymile Loop 220

63 Gregory Bald via Twentymile 223

Southeast Section

64 Oconaluftee River 227

65 Smokemont Nature Trail 229

66 Smokemont Loop 231

67 Bradley Fork and Chasteen Creek 233

68 Kephart Prong 237

69 Charlies Bunion and Bradley Fork 240

70 Hemphill Bald 246

71 Balsam Mountain Nature Trail 249

72 Flat Creek 251

73 Hyatt Ridge 253

74 Boogerman 256

75 Rough Fork and Caldwell Fork 259

76 Little Cataloochee 262

77 Mount Sterling 267

78 Big Creek 271

79 Big Creek and Mount Sterling 274

80 Big Creek Perimeter Loop 279

Appalachian Trail

Overview of the Appalachian Trail 287

81 Appalachian Trail West 290

82 Appalachian Trail East 298

Appendix A For More Information 304

Appendix B Commercial Shuttle Services 304

Appendix C Park Contact Information 305

Hike Index 306

About the Author 307

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