Popular Trips in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Slickrock creek loop
Jenkins Meadow, North Carolina, United States
Went backpacking in the Slickrock creek area of NC and TN. We were motivated to go after an article in Backpacker a few months ago. We started at Big Fat Gap in the north east corner of the loop instead of walking in from the Cherohala Skyway at Beech Gap to reduce the mileage. When I am planning a trip, I find a spend a lot of time looking for notes about...
Thunder Rock - Starr Mtn
Delano, Tennessee, United States
Starr Mountain section of the Thunder Rock 100
Thunder Rock - Chilhowee
Reliance, Tennessee, United States
Chilhowee section of the Thunder Rock 100
Little River & Cucumber Gap Loop - Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Elkmont, Tennessee, United States
A pleasant day hike in the Smoky Mountains.
Great Smoky National Park - Mount Sterling Summit via Big Creek, Swallow Fork, and Benton MacKaye Trails
Mount Sterling, North Carolina, United States
Weekend trip with some buddies to the northern end of Great Smoky National Park. 4100 feet of elevation gain to bag this summit. An old steel lookout tower provides an outstanding view at the top, although it was much to cold to enjoy it too much when we went. Night-time temps on the mountain were at 4 degrees F. Burrrr.
AT - Fontana Dam to Davenport Gap - GSMNP
Fontana Village, North Carolina, United States
This backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park was made in 4 1/2 days by four Boys Scouts of Troop 224, Oak Ridge, Tenn., and two leaders. We started at Fontana Dam and headed northward to the other end of the park at Davenport Gap. We stayed at Birch Gap (campsite 113), Derrick Knob, Mt. Collins and Tricorner Knob.
Riding Cherohala Skyway
Tellico Plains, Tennessee, United States
Cherohala Skyway A motorcyclists dream come true The Cherohala Skyway is one of the most unique and scenic roadways in America. The name itself was derived by combining "Chero" from Cherokee and "hala" from Nantahala, the names of two of the National Forests that the Skyway passes thru. This area is believed to have been the home of the Cherokee Indians as early as 1650 A.D., and part of the Skyway covers what...