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Newfound Gap

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26 mi 41 km of trail 3 Featured Hikes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 1 Trail Intermediate Trails 7 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

At Newfound Gap, visitors will enjoy great scenic view from the large parking area. At an elevation of 5,046 feet, Newfound Gap is the lowest drivable pass through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Nearly a mile high, Newfound Gap is significantly cooler than the surrounding lowlands and receives much more snow. Temperatures at the gap may be 10° F or more cooler than in the lowlands. The Appalachian Trail (AT) crosses over Newfound Gap Road along the state line between North Carolina and Tennessee which is marked here.

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Featured Hikes in Newfound Gap - 3

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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 Out and Back

8.0 mi 12.8 km • Loop • 1,632 ft Ascent 497.37 m Ascent

Singletrack Gatlinburg, TN

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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 Stream in the Smoky Mtns.

Great Smoky Mountains Peak Loop

26.6 mi 42.8 km • Point to Point • 6,507 ft Ascent 1983.19 m Ascent

Singletrack Gatlinburg, TN

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Trails in Newfound Gap - 5

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5.4 mi 8.7 km #1 Boulevard Trail
Gatlinburg, TN
5.4 mi 8.7 km Gatlinburg, TN
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5 days ago
3.7 mi 6.0 km #2 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.
64 days ago
0.3 mi 0.5 km #3 Spruce-Fir Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN
0.3 mi 0.5 km Gatlinburg, TN
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14.0 mi 22.5 km #4 Thomas Divide Trail
Cherokee, NC
14.0 mi 22.5 km Cherokee, NC
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2.3 mi 3.7 km #5 Road Prong Trail
Gatlinburg, TN
2.3 mi 3.7 km Gatlinburg, TN
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Muddy, Fallen Trees - Parts of the trail are almost impassable with rain. Last water crossing was very difficult
68 days ago

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