Fighting Creek Nature Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

Elevation Gain492ft
Trailhead Elevation1,471ft
Elevation Min/Max1454/1566ft
Elevation Start/End1471/1471ft

Fighting Creek Nature Trail

Fighting Creek Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Sevier County, Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 1,471 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 492 feet. The Sugarlands Visitor Center information office is near the trailhead. There are also drinking water and restrooms. The N.S. McCarter Cemetery (elevation 1,516 feet) cemetery can be seen along the trail. There are also a wood and grass along the trail.

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Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Falcon Guides)
Kevin Adams
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"Fighting Creek Nature Trail provides a good introduction to the Smokies, especially for families and those who don’t care to tackle the tough hikes. It’s short, easy, crosses over streams, and features a cabin. A short side trip takes you to scenic Cataract Falls. Pick up the self-guiding leaflet at the trailhead and read about the way of life that existed here before the park was established. As with most of the self-guiding nature trails in the park, there’s little danger of not finding your way along Fighting Creek Nature Trail." Read more

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Gatlinburg USGS quad; Trails Illustrated #229 Great Smoky Mountains; Trails Illustrated #317 Clingmans Dome Cataloochee; Trails Illustrated #316 Cades Cove Elkmont
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Dec 2018