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    Albright Grove Loop Trail

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
    Distance0.6mi
    Elevation Gain475ft
    Trailhead Elevation3,109ft
    Top3,327ft
    Elevation Min/Max3109/3327ft
    Elevation Start/End3109/3109ft

    Albright Grove Loop Trail

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    knoxville, TN
    Explorer | 50 pts
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    4/20/2008
    Great hike! A bit strenous if you are not the avid hiker, as it steeply ascends the whole way up. The scenery is beautiful, especially when you get to Albright Grove Loop.
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    Atlanta, GA
    Adventurer | 201 pts
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    11/21/2006
    Nice trail but a little too enclosed for comfort. I personally prefer ridge or mountain views, but the trees were quite beautiful. It was a very cold and foggy day for our hike, which made the trail very lovely and a little mysterious (the woodland relm). A moderate hike but easily paired with one of the many other Smokies hikes to make a nice day.
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    Knoxville, TN
    Pathfinder | 71 pts
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    4/26/2003
    Once you find the trailhead (it's kind of obscure), it's just a beautiful hike to an old growth forest. We started off and it was pouring rain, and about 10 min into the hike, the sun came out and it was just beautiful. This trail is actually a nice loop, and at the beginning of the trail (maybe half mile in) there is an old cabin called the Willis Baxter Cabin built in 1889. Very neat. You hike along the a creek for a little while which runs on your left. If you look closely at the far side of the creek, you'll see an old stone wall built by the settlers of the area. I took a lot of pretty wildflower pictures on this trip, and there are a lot of unusual old tree formations. Once inside Albright Grove loop, there are several really old, really really big tulip trees ( I believe that is the type of tree - tragically, I'm not so great on identifying trees), and very large old stumps. Be sure to follow the trail back around at the top of Albright Grove, and not try to walk down what looks like a trail along the back side of the grove.... it's not a trail. It's a washout, as we quickly learned, and leads no where. LOL Albright Grove actually intersects w/ several major trails including Maddron Bald, Snake Den Ridge and Gabes Mountain Trail. Very secluded. We hardly ran into any other hikers on this trail. Very beautiful.
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    Doleway, AL
    Trailblazer | 5056 pts
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    12/31/2001
    I thought the trail was great. I was warned that my vehicle might not be safe; it was. No problem with trail markings. Moderate trail; not easy. Trees are wonderful.
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    Pathfinder | 70 pts
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    10/8/2000
    I enjoyed this trail, but it's not one of my favorites. It was poorly marked when we went, and at times we worried that we had left the trail.
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    Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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    Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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    Moderate
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    Wild Flowers
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    Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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    ones Cove and Mount Guyot USGS quads; Trails Illustrated #229 Great Smoky Mountains; Trails Illustrated #317 Clingmans Dome Cataloochee
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