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Andrews Bald Trail

Newfound Gap Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Excellent Trail

didn't have long for hiking, but took this trail given our allotted time. Beautiful walk - not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent trail, beautiful views

Very nice trail of 1.8 miles (one way). Occasional views can be seen from the trail before... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
Wayne C
Franklin, Tennessee
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“decent shape” (2 reviews)
“moderate hike” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Newfound Gap Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  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
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The day I hiked this trail it poured rain. Once we reached the bald the skies started to clear and I understood why this was a popular hike. There are lots of blueberries and blackberries to snack on while on the bald. A lot of...More

1  Thank Genvieve
Reviewed 13 August 2016

The trail itself was great. It's rocky, with steps built in, a long climb getting back to the parking lot. The bald itself was a bit of a letdown. I was expecting a broad expanse, but it was rather small. Plenty of wildflowers along the...More

1  Thank Andrea C
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Hiked this trail with my wife and enjoyed it. The hike leaves from Clingman's Dome parking lot and is approximately 3.6 miles roundtrip. It's all downhill on the way, and all uphill coming back. It's not over strenuous if you are in decent shape. Please...More

1  Thank WildHaireHiking
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