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Kephart Prong Trail

107 Park Headquarters Rd, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Nice trail to avoid crowds

Nice trail just off Newfound Gap Road. Park in the small pullout on either side of the road and... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Wayne C
,
Franklin, Tennessee
A fun days hike

Pretty strenuous but we hiked all day along the trail. Was few people this day and very cloudy... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Chelsea P
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San Antonio, Texas
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“nice hike” (2 reviews)
“shelter” (7 reviews)
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107 Park Headquarters Rd, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Nice trail just off Newfound Gap Road. Park in the small pullout on either side of the road and walk across the bridge. Several partial, old CCC, structures are visible from the trail. We hiked about 2 miles crossing a few foot log bridges. Stopped...More

Thank Wayne C
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Pretty strenuous but we hiked all day along the trail. Was few people this day and very cloudy showing us why it's called the smokey mountains.

Thank Chelsea P
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The Kephart Prong Trail begins on Newfound Gap Road 8.8 miles south of Newfound Gap and terminates at the Kephart Shelter and the junction with Sweat Heifer Creek Trail and Grassy Branch Trail. The trail is 2.0 miles long and is a steady easy climb...More

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is a beautiful hike! It lies next to a rapids like river/stream. There are remnants of an old mining camp and log bridges to cross. The first bridge is 3' wide and not a big deal but the last 2 are a single log...More

1  Thank Jan S
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a nice hike and follows an old CCC trail and railway, with evidence of both still present. There are several creek crossings although none require getting wet; the terminus (if you will) is at a shelter (overnight permit required if you want to...More

Thank Tickerguy
Reviewed 4 June 2016

This has been one of my favorite hikes thus far. It is a workout, straight up the whole way to the campsite shelter but so worth it. There is a lot of water on this trail and the sounds were very soothing. There is a...More

1  Thank SmurfySmurfette80
Reviewed 1 December 2015

A nice quiet walk, saw some old structures (old fire place still standing, a brick wall... its amazing that these are standing after all these years). We walked up to the shelter and back (roughly 4 miles round trip, but well worth it).

1  Thank yankeedad69
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Really enjoyed this trail. Not crowded at all, and the hike was interesting with the water crossings and the remains of the CCC camp. I would agree that you need good shoes on this trail because of the rocks, but it is not a difficult...More

Thank bkkhpw
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

My wife and I hiked a lot in the Smokies. Although this trail is beautiful, it is murder on your feet! This trail is not physical challenging but it's super rocky! We have good hiking boots and we still felt every rock on the way...More

3  Thank WildHaireHiking
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

This is a very peaceful and interesting hiking trail. So much history surrounding the remains of the CCC camp back in the Depression Era. The trails are very easy to hike even smaller children had no problem hiking them. The river streams are so calm...More

10  Thank Kindra D
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