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Smokies D Hiking Trails
850 miles-some old roads, some Indian trails, etc, some built by CCC. Some trails are foot travel only & some both horse/foot.
Trails Trail Maps cost $1.00 (Honor system at Park) Trail distances are measured between junctions.
Campsites # 1-98 Those in bold or pink require a reservation( ) H means horse. Campsite elevation is listed on the back. Permits are required. Free !
Areas Cades Cove Elkmont/Tremont Greenbrier/Cosby Cataloochee/Big Creek Oconaluftee Deep Creek
Areas Noland Creek Forney Creek Hazel Creek Twentymile Fontana Lake
Shelters 16 shelters are mostly located on the 70+ miles of Appalachian Trail in the park and are mainly intended for thru hikers.
Types of Hikes Day Hikes, Loops, In/Out, Drop Offs, Thru, Overnight Further info (book)-Hiking Trails of The Smokies
Planning/Considerations Traffic, Trail distance, points of interest, elevation, danger, availability of campsite, water supply, time of year
Cautions Hypothermia, Lost, Bears, Injury, Falls, Stream Hazards and crossings, road closure, winter, drinking water
Road access I-40, US 441, US 129, US 321, US 416, US 19, US 32
Rules Minimal Impact-Camp only in sites, Max. party size 8, Fires within area and ground wood, Food Storage (bears), Toilet, trash, No collection of defacing, Pollution of streams, firearms, feeding/harassing wildlife.
Mt. Leconte trails Alum Cave Bluff, Rainbow Falls, Boulevard, Trillium Gap, Bullhead, Brushy Mountain. There is a shelter and a lodge on top.