Big Creek

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17 mi 28 km


33 mi 53 km




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Hungry Bear BBQ I LOVE the pork sandwiches here.
2263 E Parkway, Gatlinburg TN — (865) 325-8048
Smokey Mountian Shakes-N-Dawgs Quick service, delicious shakes, descent food, inviting environment
Crystelle Creek Grill The lemon pepper trout is quite good.
1654 E Parkway, Gatlinburg TN — (865) 430-1551
Three Jimmy's - A Good Time Eatery Food is nothing special. But a good place to watch a game and play pool.
The Cabin Cafe The Big Bad BBQ is great!
Joey's Pancake House Definitely get the hashbrown casserole!
Mountain Lodge Mountain Lodge Breakfast with French toast.
913 E Parkway, Gatlinburg TN — (865) 436-2547
Little House of Pancakes All you can eat pancake is HUGE!
807 E Parkway, Gatlinburg TN — (865) 436-4784
Subway Brenda the new manager is fantastic and makes great salads. Great place to pick up subs for your ski trip at the cat.they open early too.
Country Vittles Good food. Quaint service. Decent view. Pleasant surroundings.
Hungry Bear BBQ Delicious! Loved it
490 E Parkway, Gatlinburg TN — (865) 325-1084
Geno's Pizza & Subs Food was very good. The employees were really nice. My wife and I went in late, looking for a good pizza place around town. Our kids are extremely picky eaters and they loved the pizza.
385 E Parkway, Gatlinburg TN — (865) 430-9300
Maggie Valley Restaurant Eggs Maggie is the bomb, very good, service was great
New Orleans Sandwich Company Fat Tuesday Ferdie Sandwich dressed = YUM!
Pancake Pantry French Toast is amazing. Seriously.
628 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN — (865) 436-4724
Tom & Earl's Back Alley Grill I love this bar! Not usually crowded, great drinks, nice patio and food is good too.
Donut Friar Any true fan of Gatlinburg gets their donuts here. Especially good when sitting on your motel/hotel balcony, listening to the waters of the creek.
Hofbrauhaus Restaurant and The Cheese Cupboard Check out their expansive German beer selection.
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#1 Baxter Creek Trail
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6.6 mi 10.6 km Cove Creek, NC
Minor Issues
Fallen Trees - Dozen or so decent snags to crawl over/under. Construction to build a small solar farm at the fire tower. The spring just down fro...
25 days ago
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4.0 mi 6.4 km
#3 Swallow Fork Trail
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4.0 mi 6.4 km Cove Creek, NC
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#4 Big Creek Trail
Cove Creek, NC
5.9 mi 9.5 km Cove Creek, NC
All Clear
Dry, Snowy, Some Mud, Fallen Trees - Varying conditions throughout the loop but nothing that would be cause for concern. Confirming mouse/mice at 37!
43 days ago
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5.4 mi 8.7 km Cove Creek, NC
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#6 Gunter Fork Trail
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4.1 mi 6.6 km Cove Creek, NC
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Mostly Dry
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4.8 mi 7.7 km
#8 Camel Gap Trail
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