Day and Overnight Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park  by Johnny Molloy

Day & Overnight Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Guide Book

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)
Day and Overnight Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park  by Johnny Molloy
Hiking the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is certain to be one of the highlights of your life. Many of the best trails, picnic spots, waterfalls, and bountiful wildlife in the park's 521,085 acres are detaild in this amazing, portable little book. Tuck i in your pocket and it'll be as if local author and kiking expert Johnny Molloy is your personal guide to more than 40 of the best day and overnight hikes in the Smokies.

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Trails from the "Day & Overnight Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 42.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 42.

It’s hard to believe how few people you’ll see taking this route to the popular Abrams Falls. The sounds of Abrams Creek will keep you company for most of the hike, though. This hike starts on Coope ...
Tallassee, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.8
A hard-to-find trailhead keeps a lot of hikers off this trail. However, with good directions, it’s a cinch. From the starting point, head up a wide bed on the Maddron Bald Trail, passing the Willis Ba ...
Hartford, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
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This is one of the Smokies’ finest hikes. The trip passes through an extraordinary spruce–fir forest to the grassy field of Andrews Bald. Resplendent with stunning views, this is an ideal backdrop for ...
Bryson City, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
This loop, very near Gatlinburg, travels hilly terrain past Baskins Creek Falls and some pioneer history before ending on the same road on which it started. Join Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail for a ...
Gatlinburg, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
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Big trees are the stars of this loop, which starts in lovely Cataloochee Valley. Of course, the numerous old-growth giants are complemented by other attractive aspects of Smoky Mountain scenery. Add a ...
Waynesville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.3
This hike starts along noisy Jakes Creek and ends atop Blanket Mountain, site of a former fire tower. Despite forest encroachment, a high open glade persists and makes an ideal spot for a high-country ...
Gaitlinburg, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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A footlog crossing is an appropriate beginning for this hike; you’ll be quite familiar with them before this loop is over. But first, enjoy the beauty of huge trees, old homesites, and mountain stream ...
Waynesville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
This hike traverses old farming areas and ascends through dry ridge country to arrive at Trillium Gap. A short climb leads you to the top of Brushy Mountain, where views await amid a heath-bald plant ...
Mount Le Conte, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.4
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Once you leave the crowds at The Sinks behind, you’ll probably have this intimate slice of the Smokies to yourself. This trail allows you to notice the smaller subtle features of a Southern Appalachia ...
Townsend, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
This loop travels watercourses and ridges of the Bradley Fork watershed. Leave Smokemont Campground and make your way up Bradley Fork, then turn up Chasteen Creek, where a waterfall awaits along a sid ...
Cherokee, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 17.4
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This loop starts at the highest trailhead in the park, taking the Appalachian Trail past myriad views of the park and beyond. It then drops into Tennessee, where you leave the high-country spruce–fir ...
Bryson City, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 25
This is a great hike for those who want more of a woodland stroll than a lung-busting mountain climb. Head out from Elkmont and cruise up the ultra-attractive Little River Valley, where the watercours ...
Gatlinburg, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
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Although you must cross a road during this excursion, the trails on this hike are lightly used, offering a pleasantly undulating loop with very little climbing, considering the mountainous setting. ...
Townsend, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.9
For Smoky Mountain enthusiasts, there should be no maybes about hiking this path. It starts at more than 5,300 feet and passes a wonderful view of the Smokies’ crest before entering a high-country for ...
Maggie Valley, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
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If you like a combination of mountains and lakes, this moderate hike is for you and any younger or inexperienced backpackers you may wish to bring along—though the mileages may be a bit challenging fo ...
Fontana Dam, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 21.5
This is a tough but rewarding trek, involving numerous creek fords and an elevation change of more than 4,000 feet! Strap your shoes on for this hike because you have a long first day. Leave Clingmans ...
Clingmans Dome, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.1
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This short loop hike traverses a seldom-visited area of the Smokies. Beginning at Lakeview Drive, you hike down to Fontana Lake. The trail moves away from the lake, passing several old homesites along ...
Bryson City, NC - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.3
This hike combines the best that the high and low country have to offer. First, you’ll travel the Twentymile Trail past Twentymile Cascades to the Upper Flats streamside camp. Then an arduous climb ...
Fontana Dam, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 15.7
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This hike combines the best that the high and low country have to offer. First, you'll travel up the Twentymile Trail past Twentymile Cascades to the Upper Flats streamside camp. Then an arduous cli ...
Fontana Dam, NC - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 15.7
This hike is packed with features to satisfy even the most demanding hiker. On the way to Gregory Bald, world renowned for its wildflowers, pass along a mountain stream surrounded by old growth woodla ...
Townsend, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.8
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