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    Goshen Prong Trail

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina
    Elevation Gain3,458ft
    Trailhead Elevation2,732ft
    Elevation Min/Max2732/5768ft
    Elevation Start/End2732/2732ft

    Goshen Prong Trail

    Goshen Prong Trail is a hiking trail in North Carolina and Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 7.4 miles long and begins at 2,732 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 14.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,458 feet. The 23 (elevation 3,301 feet) camp site can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Little River Trail and Appalachian Trail.

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    avilla, IN
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    Well we start goshen prong at the top, the AT. so going along goshen prong was a nice downhill pace after the first day of going up from miry ridge. My cousin and I stayed at Campsite 23 for our 2nd night. It is very nice to hear the creeks and rivers flowing as you walk the trail. Campsite 23 has many sites there to choose from. Maybe in the busy season there would have been someone else but us. I will post a couple pics of that area.

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    Kevin Adams
    "Beginning on the Smokies’ highest mountain, traversing the crest line along the Appalachian Trail, following a sizable stream from its source, and ending with a historical walk along one of the park’s major rivers, this hike encompasses just about everything the park is famous for and passes through a rich diversity of plants. You have a decision to make at the beginning of this hike. You can take the paved path to Clingmans Dome Tower on the mountain’s summit and pick up the Appalachian Trail (AT) from there, or you can bypass the tower (and the crowds) by taking Clingmans Dome Bypass Trail. If you’ve never seen the view from the observation tower, by all means, go for that route—you need to see it at least once." Read more

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    Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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    Clingmans Dome, Silers Bald, and Gatlinburg USGS quads; Trails Illustrated #229 Great Smoky Mountains; Trails Illustrated #317 Clingmans Dome Cataloochee (upper portion only); Trails Illustrated #316 Cades Cove Elkmont
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