Big Fork Ridge Loop

Maggie Valley, North Carolina 28751

Big Fork Ridge Loop

Big Fork Ridge Loop Professional Review and Guide

"Visit a homesite and huge trees on this loop. Follow Rough Fork in old-growth northern red oak, climbing up and over Big Fork Ridge to Caldwell Fork, a gorgeous stream. Pass the “Big Poplars,” massive tulip trees. Complete the circuit with a second climb of Big Fork Ridge.

Because this watery loop requires no wet fords, winter is a great time to enjoy it. That’s when the large forest trees really stand out. During the warm season, anglers can fish and hikers can take a dip in the creek. The big trees display their colors in autumn. Two backcountry campsites make for a good one-night starter loop or an extended backpack fishing foray."

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Trail Information

Maggie Valley
Nearby City
9.1 miles
1,940 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
5 hours
Swimming, Fishing, Camping
Additional Use
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Oct 2018