Noah 'Bud' Ogle Place Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Sevier County, Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 2,241 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 17 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.
Noah 'Bud' Ogle Place Nature Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This great hike is recommended for easy roadside access to historic structures and a longer super-scenic streamside stretch that’ll make you feel like you’ve walked into an early photo of hardscrabble backwoods life in the Smokies.
Few visitors to the Smokies today would fail to agree that the decision to found the park was a wise one. Then again, no one alive now had to look back over their shoulder at a former home they had to abandon in what is today America’s most visited national park. You can only imagine the plight of displaced residents. This trail movingly conveys the beauty of the place they left behind— and the investment needed to carve out a life there in the first place."
--Randy Johnson, Best Easy Day Hikes: Great Smoky Mountains National Park - 2nd Edition (Falcon Guides).
"As a self-guiding nature trail, this hike doesn’t get a lot of attention from the “hardcore” hiking crowd. Nature trails are for tourists, some might say. That’s a shame because this is one of the best hikes in the park for its length. In early spring wildflowers are abundant. The trail passes by the cascading LeConte Creek and the Ogle Tub Mill. Beyond the mill the trail passes through a forest set amidst a jumble of huge, mossy boulders. Finally, there’s the Ogle Place itself, a restored cabin and barn open for exploring. Those hard-core hikers don’t know what they’re missing."
--Kevin Adams, Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Falcon Guides).
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