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118 mi 189 km of trail 2 Featured Hikes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 7 Trails Intermediate Trails 14 Trails Hard Trails 3 Trails

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Featured Hikes in Oconaluftee - 2

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Favorite Mount LeConte after a winter storm on the AT. Clouds hug the ridges and hoarfrost covers the trees.

Charlies Bunion via Kephart Loop

14.5 mi 23.4 km • Loop • 3,599 ft Ascent 1097 m Ascent

Singletrack Cherokee, NC

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Favorite Cold night at Kephart

Kephart Prong Trail

4.1 mi 6.5 km • Out and Back • 842 ft Ascent 256.65 m Ascent

Singletrack Cherokee, NC

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Trails in Oconaluftee - 22

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47.5 mi 76.5 km #1 Mountains-to-Sea Trail: Segment 1
Bryson City, NC
47.5 mi 76.5 km Bryson City, NC
Minor Issues
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Muddy: In some places, short sections of trail on sidehill have washed out. Use poles and care to avoid also sliding downhill!
1 day ago
5.8 mi 9.3 km #2 Mingus Creek Trail
Cherokee, NC
5.8 mi 9.3 km Cherokee, NC
Unknown
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3.7 mi 6.0 km #3 Sweat Heifer Creek Trail
Cherokee, NC
3.7 mi 6.0 km Cherokee, NC
Minor Issues
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Some Mud, Fallen Trees - Slightly overgrown in some parts. Watch out for the rock slide. 3-4 creek crossings.
62 days ago
3.9 mi 6.3 km #4 Smokemont Loop Trail
Cherokee, NC
3.9 mi 6.3 km Cherokee, NC
Unknown
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6.3 mi 10.2 km #5 BMT: Sections 24a (US 441 at Smokemont
 to Hughes Ridge Trail)
Cherokee, NC
6.3 mi 10.2 km Cherokee, NC
Unknown
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2.3 mi 3.8 km #6 Fire Tower
Cherokee, NC
2.3 mi 3.8 km Cherokee, NC
Unknown
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4.8 mi 7.7 km #7 BMT: Segment 23c (Newton Bald 
to US 441 at Smokemont)
Cherokee, NC
4.8 mi 7.7 km Cherokee, NC
Unknown
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1.6 mi 2.5 km #8 Oconaluftee River Trail
Cherokee, NC
1.6 mi 2.5 km Cherokee, NC
Unknown
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6.1 mi 9.9 km #9 Deeplow Gap Trail
Cherokee, NC
6.1 mi 9.9 km Cherokee, NC
Unknown
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2.7 mi 4.3 km #10 Grassy Branch Trail
Cherokee, NC
2.7 mi 4.3 km Cherokee, NC
All Clear
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Dry, Fallen Trees
62 days ago
4.2 mi 6.8 km #11 Dry Sluice Gap Trail
Gatlinburg, TN
4.2 mi 6.8 km Gatlinburg, TN
All Clear
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Dry
62 days ago
2.9 mi 4.7 km #12 Kanati Fork Trail
Cherokee, NC
2.9 mi 4.7 km Cherokee, NC
Unknown
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0.7 mi 1.1 km #13 Cooper Creek Trail
Cherokee, NC
0.7 mi 1.1 km Cherokee, NC
Unknown
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5.5 mi 8.8 km #14 Newton Bald Trail
Cherokee, NC
5.5 mi 8.8 km Cherokee, NC
All Clear
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Dry
72 days ago
2.3 mi 3.7 km #15 Tow String Horse Trail
Cherokee, NC
2.3 mi 3.7 km Cherokee, NC
Unknown
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1.9 mi 3.1 km #16 Smokemont Stables Trail
Cherokee, NC
1.9 mi 3.1 km Cherokee, NC
Unknown
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1.2 mi 1.9 km #17 Newton Bald Concession Horse Trail
Cherokee, NC
1.2 mi 1.9 km Cherokee, NC
Unknown
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7.5 mi 12.0 km #18 Bradley Fork Trail
Cherokee, NC
7.5 mi 12.0 km Cherokee, NC
All Clear
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Dry
72 days ago
1.0 mi 1.6 km #19 Cabin Flats Trail
Cherokee, NC
1.0 mi 1.6 km Cherokee, NC
Unknown
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4.2 mi 6.8 km #20 Chasteen Creek Trail
Cherokee, NC
4.2 mi 6.8 km Cherokee, NC
All Clear
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Mostly Dry
72 days ago
0.8 mi 1.4 km #21 Mingus Creek-Watson Cemetery Access
Cherokee, NC
0.8 mi 1.4 km Cherokee, NC
Unknown
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0.6 mi 0.9 km #22 Smokemont Nature Trail
Cherokee, NC
0.6 mi 0.9 km Cherokee, NC
Unknown
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