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Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2000’

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Jakes Creek – Cucumber Gap – Little River Trail

Distance Hiked: 5.5 miles Elevation Gain: 725 ft. Leaving Gatlinburg and traveling south on Smoky Mtn. Parkway take a right at the ranger’s station. Drive a few miles and turn left into Elkmont. Follow the signs to Jake’s Creek Trail. We pieced together a loop that began on Jake’s Creek Trail intersecting Cucumber Gap Trail after only .7 mile. Turn …

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John Rock Loop

John Rock Loop

Distance: 5.7 Miles RT Elevation Gain: 1375 ‘ Park at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and the State Fish Hatchery near Brevard. The John Rock trail can be accessed  from either direction from the parking lot. Counterclockwise isn’t quite as steep going up on the rock.

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Jump Off via Newfound Gap

Trail Location: Newfound Gap Distance: 6.5 Miles RT Elevation Gain: 1275 Feet Difficulty: Moderate Highest Point: 6,225′ above sea level Description taken from the High in the Smokys website. The hike to the Jump Off begins from the Newfound Gap parking area. Hikers will travel eastbound along the Appalachian Trail to reach this rock outcropping. The steady climb over the course …

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Little Pisgah Ridge / Big Creek Trail

Distance 5 miles RT Elevation Gain: 1744′ Difficulty: Very Strenuous Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway by the Little Pisgah Ridge Tunnel to access Big Creek Trail, beginning elevation 4720′. The trail descends 2 1/2 miles down to Big Creek, elevation 2976′. The trail is wooded drops down the spine of the ridge with a lot of mountain laurel at the …

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Little Sam Knob – Flat Laurel Creek Loop

Distance: 6.4 miles RT Elevation Change: 794 feet Difficulty: Moderate Park where the Mountains to the Sea Trail intersects Hwy 215 north of the Blueridge Parkway and hike east on the Mountains to the Sea Trail. Hike a little over 2 miles and fork left on Little Sam Knob trail. Hike for approximately 1.5 miles to the intersection of the …

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Middle Prong Wilderness Loop

Distance: 9 miles RT Elevation Gain: 1380′ Difficulty: Strenuous We park at the Rough Butt Bald parking lot on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Howard Gap. On the north side of the parkway, travel east on the Mountains to the Sea Trail to the intersection of Buckeye Gap Trail. Turn left onto Buckeye Gap Trail. The Buckeye Gap Trail has …

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