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Tsali Right Loop

Almond, North Carolina

9.86 mi / 2090 ft gain

Tsali Left Loop

Almond, North Carolina

20 mi / 3973 ft gain

Tsali Left Loop and Tsali Right Loop Trail

Almond, North Carolina

32.24 mi / 6539 ft gain

Thompson Loop

Almond, North Carolina

7.21 mi / 1578 ft gain

Tsali Mouse Branch and Thompson Loops

Almond, North Carolina

15.16 mi / 3205 ft gain

Tsali Mouse Branch Loop Trail with Overlook Loop

Almond, North Carolina

8.15 mi / 1677 ft gain

Appalachian Trail: Nantahala River to Cheoah Bald

Bryson City, North Carolina

16.66 mi / 4596 ft gain

Wesser Bald via Appalachian Trail

Bryson City, North Carolina

12.13 mi / 3442 ft gain

Wesser Creek Trail

Bryson City, North Carolina

6.13 mi / 2615 ft gain

Places to stay

Deep Creek Picnic Pavilion

Bryson City, North Carolina

Deep Creek Picnic Pavilion

Deep Creek Group Camp

Bryson City, North Carolina

Deep Creek Group Camp

Cheoah Point Cabin 2

Bryson City, North Carolina

Cheoah Point Cabin 2

Cheoah Point Cabin 1

Bryson City, North Carolina

Cheoah Point Cabin 1

Cheoah Point Campground

Robbinsville, North Carolina

Cheoah Point Campground

Swan Cabin

Cheoah, North Carolina

Swan Cabin

Guides and stories

The 5 Best Fall Hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains

The 5 Best Fall Hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Christian Murillo

Indulge in Adventure at this Base Camp Near the Great Smoky Mountains

Indulge in Adventure at this Base Camp Near the Great Smoky Mountains

The Outbound Collective

20 Must-Do Hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

20 Must-Do Hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Outbound Collective

The Smokies Are Still Alive!

The Smokies Are Still Alive!

Merritt McKinney

6 Inspiring Photos from the Smoky Mountains

6 Inspiring Photos from the Smoky Mountains

Nick Spicer

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