GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS – KEPHART PRONG

LOCATION: Western North Carolina
HIKE STARTS: Newfound Gap
HIKE ENDS: US 441
TOTAL DISTANCE: 7.4 Miles
HIKE TYPE: One Way, Shuttle Hike
HIKE DIFFICULTY: Moderate to Difficult
TRAILS USED: Appalachian, Sweat Heifer, Kephart Prong Trails
TRAIL TRAFFIC: Moderate to Heavy
TRIP TYPE: Day or Overnight Hike
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-1200

HIGHLIGHTS: Great Smoky Mountains National Park encompasses 800 square miles of land and 95 percent of it is forested. The park is world renowned for the diversity of its plant and animal resources and for the beauty of its ancient mountains. This hike follows the Appalachian Trail from Newfound Gap down the Sweat Heifer Trail to Kephart Shelter. The Kephart Prong is a stream and the water source for the shelter, and the trail follows it to US 441 to complete this shuttle hike.

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