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Fighting Creek Nature Trail

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Trail

1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 110' 33 m
Descent: -117' -36 m
High: 1,555' 474 m
Low: 1,457' 444 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Ken Wise

A short, scenic loop through the forest, leading to a historic log cabin.

Ken Wise

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Family Friendly This trail's short length, manageable grades, and historic cabin make it a wonderful option for families with children.

Description

Beginning at the Sugarlands Visitor Center, head north along the short loop through gorgeous eastern hardwoods. Take your time to appreciate the shaded environs surrounding the trail.

Eventually, the trail leads visitors to a small log cabin built by John Ownby and the remains of another cabin once owned by Noah McCarter.

This content was contributed by author Ken Wise. For a comprehensive hiking guide to the Great Smoky Mountains and to see more by Ken, click here.

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Aug 18, 2019
Paul Avazier
11h 00m
Jul 18, 2019
Tanay S
12h 30m
Jul 13, 2019
Samantha Newbold
Jul 9, 2019
Bryan Johnson
Approx 1.2 mile hike to John Ownby Cabin from Sugarlands Visitor Center
Jun 2, 2019
Meredith Chunn
Mar 11, 2019
Shane Autrey
Took the kids for a short fun hike. 4 & 8 years. Side tracked to cateract falls. 2mi — 0h 48m
Oct 8, 2018
Brian Bailey
Family hike near the Sugarlands Visitor Center. 1.2mi
Sep 20, 2018
Deborah Curtis

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  3.2 from 5 votes

#4

in Sugarlands

#18591

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#4

in Sugarlands

#377

in North Carolina

#18,591

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