Eagle Creek Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina

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Eagle Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Tennessee and North Carolina. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 8.6 miles long and begins at 1,734 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 17.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,591 feet. The Spence Field Shelter (elevation 4,875 feet), 89 (elevation 1,880 feet), and 97 (elevation 2,382 feet) camp sites, Spence Field, and the Big Fork Ridge can be seen along the trail.
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Eagle Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Tennessee and North Carolina. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 8.6 miles long and begins at 1,734 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 17.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,591 feet. The Spence Field Shelter (elevation 4,875 feet), 89 (elevation 1,880 feet), and 97 (elevation 2,382 feet) camp sites, Spence Field, and the Big Fork Ridge can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Lakeshore Trail.
Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Distance: 8.6
Elevation Gain: 3,591 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 1,734 feet
Top Elevation: 4,931 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Eagle Creek Trail
Parks: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Elevation Min/Max: 1734/4931 ft
Elevation Start/End: 1734/1734 ft

Eagle Creek Trail Professional Review and Guide

"For those looking for a kick-butt Smokies adventure, here’s your hike. Probably the most strenuous hike in this guidebook, with big elevation gains and enough creek wades to make your feet stay pruny for days.

But the rewards go far beyond a good workout. The hike features just about everything the park is famous for: cascading streams, varied plant life, scenic views, and history. As if that weren’t enough, you get to take a boat ride across Fontana Lake.For camp reading, get a copy of Hazel Creek from Then till Now by Duane Oliver or Fontana, A Pocket History of Appalachia by Lance Holland, both available from park sales outlets."

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May 2018