GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS – PECKS CORNER

LOCATION: Western North Carolina
HIKE STARTS: Newfound Gap
HIKE ENDS: Newfound Gap
TOTAL DISTANCE: 21.6 Miles
HIKE TYPE: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
HIKE DIFFICULTY: Moderate to Difficult
TRAILS USED: Appalachian Trail
TRAIL TRAFFIC: Heavy
TRIP TYPE: 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. In the park, the Appalachian Trail follows the ridges between the states of North Carolina and Tennessee, and it crosses the highest point on the entire Trail at Clingmans Dome at 6,643 feet. This hike starts at Newfound Gap on US 441 and climbs to Charlie’s Bunion which has outstanding views to the north. It follows the Appalachian Trail along the ridge that marks the Tennessee and North Carolina border and reaches Pecks Corner, a backcountry shelter after eleven miles.

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