Noah 'Bud' Ogle Place Nature Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

Elevation Gain17ft
Trailhead Elevation2,241ft
Elevation Min/Max2237/2244ft
Elevation Start/End2241/2241ft

Noah 'Bud' Ogle Place Nature Trail

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. This trail connects with the following: Twin Creeks Trail.

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."

"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."

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