Location: Western North Carolina
Trip Starts: Smokemont Campground
Trip Ends: Smokemont Campground
Total Distance: 16.6 miles
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Difficulty: Difficult
Trails Used: Chasteen Creek, Hughes Ridge, Bradley Fork, Dry Sluice Gap, Smokemont Loop
Trail Traffic: Light to Moderate
Trip Type: Multi-Day Hike
More Information:

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-1200


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 loop hike is on the western side of an area known as Hughes Ridge near Smokemont Campground. It starts around 2500 feet, climbs the ridge to roughly 5000 feet, and descends back to the campground following both the Chasteen Creek and Bradley Fork drainages.

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