Benton MacKaye Trail

Waterville, North Carolina 28783

Benton MacKaye Trail

Benton MacKaye Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Rapidly becoming a “classic trail,” the 290 miles of the Benton MacKaye are a bit much for a “classic hike,” yet hikers should know this relatively young trail is here and explore their own “classic” sections. Though the trail’s length would suggest a good backpacking destination—which it is, provided you have a backcountry camping permit— it is easily hiked in daylong chunks of your choosing."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
10-15 days
Best in Winter

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