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Steep but fun trail

3.6 mile roundtrip hike (return as you came in). Trail is narrow in places. You walk through... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Travelgirl77710
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New Jersey
Loved this shaded cooler trail

My husband chose this one but then it was tough for him going back! Lots of up hill steps. We went... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
Rhonda C
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Centreville, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

3.6 mile roundtrip hike (return as you came in). Trail is narrow in places. You walk through wildflowers, dense forest, sunny area, cool tree covered forest and the top- Andrew's bald, which offers some great views. The hike is mostly down hill going and uphill...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2018

My husband chose this one but then it was tough for him going back! Lots of up hill steps. We went slow. I loved that it was shaded and cooler temps due to the high altitude. The open field you come to wasn't too impressive...More

Thank Rhonda C
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The Andrew’s Bald Trail is easy on your way to the bald . You will descend for about a mile, go flat for 0.3 miles, then go relatively upward for half a mile. The trail goes through a forest and will come out to a...More

Thank Futbolking
Reviewed 26 December 2017

didn't have long for hiking, but took this trail given our allotted time. Beautiful walk - not overly challenging - hike out to the bald was foggy, but still lovely.

Thank BuenosNachos2
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Very nice trail of 1.8 miles (one way). Occasional views can be seen from the trail before reaching the bald. The view from the bald is spectacular. We visited in Nov so no flower but hundreds of azalea and rhododendrons at the bald must be...More

Thank Wayne C
Reviewed 2 November 2017

My husband and I are big hikers having done lots of trails over the years. For an Eastern park, I thought the view was very nice, not spectacular. You can actually get the same view from the parking lot. The hike is moderate, climbs at...More

Thank Catherine R
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

After reading reviews about this hike, we decided to give it a go and we're frankly disappointed. I agree with other reviewers that groups have spend a lot of blood, sweat and tears on restoring this trail and that work was impressive. If you are...More

2  Thank MLSJD
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The trail features panoramic views and it start at the base of Clingmans Dome Area. If there ever was a need for sturdy boots, water , snacks and hiking sticks, this trail will be an example . I also bring my binoculars, DSLR camera and...More

Thank Futbolking
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I don't think alot of people do this trail, because its right next to Clingmans Dome (an easy 1 mile hike). This trail was 3.6 miles roundtrip. The trail actually goes downhill for most of the time, which is tricky because it seems easy, but...More

1  Thank Chelsea H
Reviewed 8 October 2016

When I first started planning this hike, it seemed to be no big deal to most people. But I am here to deal you it is not an "easy" hike but well worth it. I understand everyone is different in physical abilities but this trail...More

2  Thank SmurfySmurfette80
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