Ferguson Cabin Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina

Elevation Gain177ft
Trailhead Elevation4,664ft
Elevation Min/Max4664/4810ft
Elevation Start/End4664/4664ft

Ferguson Cabin Trail

Ferguson Cabin Trail is a hiking trail in Haywood County, North Carolina. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 4,664 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 177 feet. This trail connects with the following: Mckee Branch Trail and Cataloochee Divide Trail.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Great Smoky Mountains National Park - 2nd Edition (Falcon Guides)
Randy Johnson
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"A best-kept secret, this entry point to the national park near Maggie Valley permits an easy hike to the highest log cabin in the Smokies. The circa-1870s John Love Ferguson Cabin, the Smokies’ highest, sits 5,000 feet above sea level. It’s accessible from the gate of the Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center, one of the five such centers established in national parks in 2001. Once the estate of Voit Gilmore and Kathryn McNeil, the 530-acre Purchase Knob tract was donated to the park in 2000 and is the Smokies’ largest private gift. The former summer home is now a facility where school and other groups come to help scientists in residence with park research. The easy, 2.8-mile lollipop loop starts near the learning center’s gate." Read more

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Trail Information

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Nearby City
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center; (828) 926-6251
Local Contacts
USGS Dellwood; TOPO! North Carolina, South Carolina
Local Maps

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Dec 2018