John Muir Trail Benton MacKayeTrail No 2 at Cherokee National Forest, Ocoee District

Etowah, Tennessee 37331

John Muir Trail Benton MacKayeTrail No 2 at Cherokee National Forest, Ocoee District

John Muir Trail (Benton MacKayeTrail No. 2) at Cherokee National Forest, Ocoee District Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This beautiful stretch of the John Muir Trail follows the Hiwassee River and climbs away at times along large and interesting rock formations. Sections of the trail are filled with wildflowers in season, and it is very peaceful. Except for a few climbs up rocks to cross through mini-passes in rock formations, the trail is an easy one, appropriate for all ages.

This trail is the Hiwassee segment of the John Muir State Scenic Trail, a 18.9-mile trail that runs along part of the route that John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club, used on his Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf in 1867. It is also part of the Benton MacKaye Trail system, another long trail system that runs through Tennessee."

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Trail Information

Etowah
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
12
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
6 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
600 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,200 feet
Top Elevation
Ocoee Ranger District, 3171 Highway 64, Benton, TN 37307-5823; (423) 338-3300
Local Contacts
USGS quads 133NW, McFarland; 133NE, Farner
Local Maps

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