Posts Tagged ‘ Hiking in Smoky Mountains ’

Fighting Creek Nature Trail–Gatlinburg, TN

January 8, 2013
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Fighting Creek Nature Trail–Gatlinburg, TN

Distance: 1.2 mile loop Difficulty: Easy   The Fighting Creek Nature Trail is a popular short trail near the Sugarland Visitor Center. It takes hikers through a very open forest in the Sugarlands along a hillside to the John Ownby Cabin. The cabin is one of the oldest remaining pre-park cabins in the Forks...

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Hen Wallow Falls Trail–Great Smoky Mountains–Cosby, Tennessee

November 8, 2012
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Hen Wallow Falls Trail–Great Smoky Mountains–Cosby, Tennessee

  Distance: 2.2 Miles One Way Difficulty: Moderate Notes of Interest: Be very bear aware in this area, it is well known for black bear activity. Hen Wallow Falls is an easy to moderate hiking trail beginning at the Smoky Mountain NPS’ Cosby Campground.  The trail begins near either the back corner of Section...

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Look Rock – Hiking in the Smokies

August 28, 2011
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Look Rock – Hiking in the Smokies

Difficulty: Easy – Slightly Moderate Length: 0.5 miles one way   Look Rock is a short almost completely paved trail trail leading to the Look Rock Fire Tower. This is somewhat easy due to its distance, but does provide for a moderately steep climb along the first half of the trail.   If coming...

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Cataract Falls–Hiking in the Smokies

August 25, 2011
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Cataract Falls–Hiking in the Smokies

  Length: 0.1 miles one way Difficulty: Easy Cataract Falls is likely the easiest waterfall to view within the Smoky Mountain National Park. The short 0.1 mile walk is located very close to the Sugarland’s visitor center. While the falls are not the most magnificent one will ever see, they’re located on such an...

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Walker Sisters Cabin Trail -Hiking in the Smokies

August 18, 2011
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Walker Sisters Cabin Trail -Hiking in the Smokies

  Length: 1.1 Miles Difficulty: Easy The Walker Sisters Cabin Trail is an easy 1.1 mile walk along a dirt and gravel service road. The Walker Sisters were a group of five sisters well known in the Smoky Mountains as being the last holdouts of those living in the National Park. When the government...

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Metcalf Bottoms Trail – Hiking in the Smokies

August 17, 2011
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Metcalf Bottoms Trail – Hiking in the Smokies

  Difficulty:  Easy Length: 0.6 miles one way Metcalf Bottoms Trail is a short dirt trail bringing hikers from the Metcalf Bottoms picnic area to the Little Greenbrier School house. The trail begins just to the right and past the wooden car bridge. From here, the hike runs parallel with Little Greenbrier River before...

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Abrams Falls, Great Smoky Mountains

October 24, 2010
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Abrams Falls, Great Smoky Mountains

iking Trail in Cades Cove Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Length : 2.5 miles (one way) Abrams Falls is a hiking trail in the midst of Cades Cove. This trail is what I would called a “long” 5 mile hike round trip. I say this because, as I think some hikers could probably recognize (and...

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