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    Maddron Bald Trail

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
    Distance7.1mi
    Elevation Gain3,935ft
    Trailhead Elevation1,867ft
    Top5,411ft
    Elevation Min/Max1867/5411ft
    Elevation Start/End1867/1867ft

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    Greensboro, NC
    Pathfinder | 163 pts
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    7/11/2008
    Awsome hike. Site 34 is one of the best. Good sites with a stream. 29 is good too but beware the mice! Overall a wonderful 2 niter. Enjoy the falls and dont pass up the Albright loop. The virgin trees are the most awe inspiring!
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    Tallahassee, FL
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    3/11/2006
    Nice loop, although not without problems. We reached the first night's backcountry site around 11am, and decided to continue on. Upon reaching Polls Gap trail, we discovered that it was closed ("Closed due to unsafe conditions"), a closure not listed on the GSMNP website. We were forced to walk along the road and camp at Balsam Mountain campground. Continuing to hike along the road we reached the 2nd night's campsite before 11am, and continued on. The rest of the trail was downhill, and we easily finished it by the afternoon.

    Overall: Campsites badly spaced for even semi-serious hikers, and major trail closure results in badly designed loop. Do not recommend.
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    Trail Information

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Nearby City
    Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Parks
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    Camping
    Additional Use
    Wild Flowers, Waterfalls, Views
    Features

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