Appletree Creek

Location: North Carolina
Trip Starts: Appletree Campground
Trip Ends: Appletree Campground
Total Distance: 4.4 miles
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Trails Used: Appletree Creek Trail (19 B)
Trail Traffic: Moderate
Trip Type: Day or Overnight
More Information:

Nantahala National Forest
Wayah Ranger District
Franklin, NC 28734


This hike along Appletree Creek (Trail 19B) starts across from a meadow as you enter the Appletree Group Camping area. It follows yellow blazes along a stream and up to a ridge for 2.2 miles to a junction with Laurel Creek (Trail 19F). There are two loops that are possible through the area and both will take at least two hours to complete. We backtracked out due to the weather, but the Appletree Creek drainage only makes a moderate ascent to the ridge and it is heavily lined with rhododendron bushes and lush vegetation. It is definitely a pleasant hike if you are in the area.

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