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Very nicely maintained trail with interesting foot bridges over a picturesque stream. Not far from Cherokee on the west side of The Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Trail is fairly wide, although the footbridges can be a bit tricky. Small children will have to be...More
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
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
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
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
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).
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
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