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The Best Camping in Cherokee

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Top camping spots in and near Cherokee

  • Cherokee, North Carolina

    Mingus Mill and Newton Bald Trail

    10.52 mi / 3251 ft gain
    Mingus Mill and Newton Bald Trail is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Cherokee, North Carolina.
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  • Cherokee, North Carolina

    Smokemont Loop Trail

    6.06 mi / 1627 ft gain
    Smokemont Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Cherokee, North Carolina.
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  • Cherokee, North Carolina

    Chasteen Creek Trail

    10.85 mi / 2877 ft gain
    Chasteen Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Cherokee, North Carolina.
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  • Cherokee, North Carolina

    Bradley Fork, Dry Sluice Gap, Appalachian, Hughes Ridge and Chasteen Creek Loop

    24.03 mi / 5203 ft gain
    Bradley Fork, Dry Sluice Gap, Appalachian, Hughes Ridge and Chasteen Creek Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Cherokee, North Carolina.
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  • Cherokee, North Carolina

    Bradley Fork Trail

    8.44 mi / 1079 ft gain
    Bradley Fork Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Cosby, Tennessee.
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  • Cherokee, North Carolina

    Bradley Fork and Chasteen Creek Loop Trail

    16.91 mi / 3579 ft gain
    Bradley Fork and Chasteen Creek Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Cherokee, North Carolina.
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  • Bryson City, North Carolina

    Deep Creek to Clingmans Dome Loop

    32.82 mi / 7400 ft gain
    This is a ~36 mile loop that goes up Clingman's Dome (the tallest point in Tennessee). Pretty challenging, not for the novice backpacker. Park at Deep Creek campground in Bryson City, NC. We did it as a 3-day, 2-night camping at sites 53 and 61. As it is a loop it could easily be done in reverse....
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  • Bryson City, North Carolina

    Deep Creek/Indian Creek Loop

    13.37 mi / 2382 ft gain
    Deep Creek/Indian Creek Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Bryson City, North Carolina.
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  • Bryson City, North Carolina

    Indian Creek and Sunkota Ridge Trail

    11.71 mi / 2146 ft gain
    Indian Creek and Sunkota Ridge Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Bryson City, North Carolina.
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  • Bryson City, North Carolina

    Deep Creek Martin's Gap Sunkota Ridge Trail Loop

    13.79 mi / 3163 ft gain
    Deep Creek Martin's Gap Sunkota Ridge Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Bryson City, North Carolina.
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  • Bryson City, North Carolina

    Noland Divide Trail

    11.45 mi / 4997 ft gain
    Noland Divide Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Bryson City, North Carolina.
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  • Bryson City, North Carolina

    Noland Divide Trail to Deep Creek Trail Loop

    18.04 mi / 3990 ft gain
    Noland Divide Trail to Deep Creek Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Bryson City, North Carolina.
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  • Bryson City, North Carolina

    Hike to Lonesome Pine Overlook

    5.0
    7 mi / 2300 ft gain
    To start the hike to Lonesome Pine Overlook begin from the Noland Divide Trailhead in Deep Creek. The trail is a steady climb with an average gain of 700 ft. every mile. Approaching the top you'll walk along a rocky ridge line where you are able to see the overlook. As you continue, be sure to lo...
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  • Sylva, North Carolina

    The Pinnacle Trail

    7.46 mi / 2802 ft gain
    The Pinnacle Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Sylva, North Carolina.
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  • Cherokee, North Carolina

    Flat Creek Trail

    5.21 mi / 846 ft gain
    Flat Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Cherokee, North Carolina.
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  • Bryson City, Tennessee

    Newfound Gap Overlook to Campsite via Appalachian Trail

    18.38 mi / 4583 ft gain
    Newfound Gap Overlook to Campsite via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
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