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North Fork Citico Creek Trail #98

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5.5 mile 8.9 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 2,584' 788 m
Descent: -62' -19 m
High: 4,355' 1,327 m
Low: 1,832' 559 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Trail shared by Shaun Anon

A trail along the North Fork of Citico Creek up to Cherry Log Gap on Fodderstack Horse Trail #95.

Shaun Anon

Features Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

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Need to Know

Breakneck Bridge is no joke. Take your time crossing.

Description

You must first traverse 0.8 miles of South Fork Citico Creek Trail #105 to access the trailhead located in the middle of an old logging camp. Turn left at the unsigned but obvious trailhead and carefully make your way across Breakneck Bridge. The lower section of the trail is easygoing with eight major stream crossings, the first six of which can be bypassed using a series of trails found along the right side before the 1st, 3rd and 5th crossing.

There are multiple campsites along the way for the first 2.5 miles. At mile 3, the trail switchbacks up away from the stream to join the old railroad bed above. Cables and pieces of old rail can be found all through this section past where the creek forks. As you work your way up, the stream grows smaller until it is small enough to become the trail for several stretches before reaching the intersection with Cold Spring Gap Trail #149 around 4.5 miles. From there, it is roughly another 0.75 miles to Cherry Log Gap and Fodderstack Horse Trail #95.

Flora & Fauna

Squirrels, bear, and boars.

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May 4, 2020
Joshua M
Very challenging trail 5.5mi — 4h 00m
Sep 3, 2018
Shaun Anon

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Breakneck Bridge
Sep 5, 2018 near Vonore, TN

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