Appalachian Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina

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Appalachian Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Graham County and Swain County, North Carolina. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 37.1 miles long and begins at 1,471 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 16.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 6,140 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. The Bearpen Gap, Kirkland Gap, and Red Ridge Gap saddles, Shuckstack (elevation 3,990 feet), the 113 (elevation 3,737 feet) camp site, and the Cable Gap Shelter can be seen along the trail. There is also a pipeline along the trail. The trail ends near the Buck Gap saddle.
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Appalachian Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Graham County and Swain County, North Carolina. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 37.1 miles long and begins at 1,471 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 16.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 6,140 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. The Bearpen Gap, Kirkland Gap, and Red Ridge Gap saddles, Shuckstack (elevation 3,990 feet), the 113 (elevation 3,737 feet) camp site, and the Cable Gap Shelter can be seen along the trail. There is also a pipeline along the trail. The trail ends near the Buck Gap saddle. This trail connects with the following: Lost Cove Trail, Twentymile Trail and Appalachian Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Distance: 37.1
Elevation Gain: 6,140 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 1,471 feet
Top Elevation: 3,611 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Appalachian Trail
Parks: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Elevation Min/Max: 1468/3611 ft
Elevation Start/End: 1471/1471 ft

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May 2018