Cherokee National Forest

Cherokee National Forest

Trails in Cherokee Nat'l Forest

Bald River Trail

Difficulty: Easy Length, One-way: 5.6 Miles (9.33 Kilometers) Trail Number: 88 The Bald River Trail is an easy 5.6 mile trail. This trail begins at Bald River Falls and follow Bald River to Bald River Road. Trailhead parking is available. This trail leads into the Bald River Gorge Wilderness ...

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Brookshire Creek Trail #180

Difficulty: Moderate Length, One-way: 6.68 Miles (11.13 Kilometers) Trail Number: 180 The Brookshire Creek Trail is a moderate 6.68 mile trail. This trail begins on Chinquapin Ridge Gap Road (FDR 385A) off Bald River Road (FDR 126) and continues to Sled Rinner Gap where the trail follows an old ...

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Chestnut Mountain Trail

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Length, One-way: 5.7 Miles (9.5 Kilometers) Trail Number: 104 The Chesnut Mountain Trail #104 is a 5.7 mile trail. This horse trail begins at the Lost Corral parking lot off Maggie Mill Road (FDR #27) and ends at Iron Gap on Starr Mountain. The portion ...

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Coker Creek Falls Trail

Difficulty: Easy Length, One-way: 3.2 Miles (5.33 Kilometers) Trail Number: 183 The Coker Creek Falls Trail #183 is an easy 3.2 mile trail that travels through the Coker Creek Scenic corridor. Numerous views of cascades offer excellent opportunities for taking photographs and picnicking. The trail also access the Unicoi Mountain ...

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Conasauga Falls Trail

Difficulty: Difficult Length, One-way: 0.84 Miles (1.4 Kilometers) Trail Number: 170 The Consauga Falls Trail #170 is a moderately difficult 0.84 mile trail. This trail offers hikers an opportunity to view two distinct forest types. You will travel along a pine ridge where wildfire has altered the vegetation and ...

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Crowder Branch Trail

Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Gain: 1,440 Feet (448.9 Meters) In 2.5 miles Length, One-way: 2.57 Miles (4.28 Kilometers) Trail Number: 84 The Crowder Branch Road is a moderate 2.57 mile trail. This trail begins at Double Camp Road and follows the creek bed with many crossings and ends at a homesite ...

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Fisherman's Trail

Difficulty: Easy Length, One-way: 1.4 Miles (2.33 Kilometers) Trail Number: 167 Fisherman's Trail #167 is an easy 1.4 mile trail. This trail begins at the Quinn Springs Fisherman's Parking Lot on State Hwy. 30. The trail follows the Hiwassee River to the Hiwassee River Picnic Area. It provides excellent ...

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Grassy Branch Trail

Difficulty: Moderate Length, One-way: 3.2 Miles (5.33 Kilometers) Trail Number: 91 The Grassy Branch Trail is a moderate 3.2 mile trail with stream crossings. This trail begins from the Tellico-Robbinsville Road and goes north to the South Fork Citico Trail #105.) Parking is at Grassy Gap picnic Area. Seasonal Information: Normally Open: ...

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John Muir Trail

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Length, One-way: 19.9 Miles (33.17 Kilometers) Trail Number: 152 The John Muir Trail #152 is an easy to moderately difficult 19.9 mile trail. This National Recreation Trail begins at the Childers Creek Parking Lot neat Reliance and ends on FDR #311 in Monroe County near ...

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Kirkland Creek Trail

Difficulty: Moderate Length, One-way: 4.7 Miles (7.83 Kilometers) Trail Number: 85 The Kirkland Creek Trail #85 is a moderate 4.7 mile hike. The trail begins at the mouth of Kirkland Creek on Bald River Road (125) and ends at an old logging road near Sandy Gap. Roadside parking is ...

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Lowry Falls Trail

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Length, One-way: 0.2 Miles (0.33 Kilometers) The Lowry Falls Trail #168 is a moderately difficult 0.2 mile trail. The trail begins at Hwy. 30 on an old gravel road and increases in difficulty as it approaches the Falls Area. This area provides hikers with viewing ...

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McNabb Creek Trail

Difficulty: Moderate Length, One-way: 3.9 Miles (6.5 Kilometers) Trail Number: 92 The McNabb Creek Trail is a moderate 3.9 mile trail. This trail begins from Tellico-Robbinsville Road and follows McNabb Creek to the North River Road at food plot near the mouth of McNabb Creek. Parking is available at ...

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Spanking Stump Interpretive Trail

Difficulty: Easy Length, Round Trip: 0.25 Miles (0.42 Kilometers) Trail Number: 169 The Spanking Stump Interpretive Trail #169 is an easy 0.25 mile trail. This loop tail begins at the wooded area found along the trail. This is an easy trail with several foot bridges to accommodate any skill level ...

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Starr Mountain Horse Trail

Difficulty: Easy to Difficult Rides can be tailored to time constraints and experience. Length, One-way: 17 Miles (28.33 Kilometers) Trail Number: 185 Starr Mountain Horse Trail #185 is a 17 mile trail that traverses portions of Starr Mountain. The trail follow s combination of open Forest roads and wooded ...

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Starr Mountain Spur

Difficulty: Easy Length, One-way: 1.7 Miles (2.83 Kilometers) Trail Number: 190A Starr Mountain Spur #190A. is an easy 1.7 mile trail. This extension gives hikers a chance to view the Gee Creek/Oswald Dome region from a craggy overlook. Caution is needed at the end of the trail because of ...

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