Big Firescald Loop

Knoxville, Tennessee

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This loop is set in the Shelton Laurel Backcountry of the Pisgah National Forest. Jerry Miller Trail takes you to a 100-foot waterslide before opening onto Whiteoak Flats, a closing meadow. Ascend to the Appalachian Trail (A.T.).
Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

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Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)

This loop is set in the Shelton Laurel Backcountry of the Pisgah National Forest. Jerry Miller Trail takes you to a 100-foot waterslide before opening onto Whiteoak Flats, a closing meadow. Ascend to the Appalachian Trail (A.T.).

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Knoxville
Distance: 10.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 6.5-7.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 2,400 feet
Top Elevation: 4,530 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 Greystone
Driving Directions: Directions to Big Firescald Loop

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