Lovers Leap

Knoxville, Tennessee

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Enjoy a hike to a cliff top and a river view, starting at the trail town of Hot Springs, an officially designated Appalachian Trail Community. First, hike up a small mountain stream to a gap and the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). Trace the A.T. along Lovers Leap Ridge above the French Broad River.
Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

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Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)

Enjoy a hike to a cliff top and a river view, starting at the trail town of Hot Springs, an officially designated Appalachian Trail Community. First, hike up a small mountain stream to a gap and the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). Trace the A.T. along Lovers Leap Ridge above the French Broad River.

© 2016 Johnny Molloy /Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Knoxville
Distance: 3.9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 1,375 feet
Top Elevation: 2,400 feet
Local Contacts: Pisgah National Forest, Appalachian Ranger District: 828-689-9694, www.fs.usda.gov/nfsnc
Local Maps: Trails Illustrated #782 French Broad and Nolichucky Rivers; Appalachian Trail Conservancy TN–NC Maps 3 and 4; USGS Hot Springs
Driving Directions: Directions to Lovers Leap

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