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Jackrabbit Trail

Hayesville, North Carolina

4.13 mi / 364 ft gain

Jackrabbit Mountain Loop

Hayesville, North Carolina

12.5 mi / 1522 ft gain

Central Loop Trail

Hayesville, North Carolina

5.92 mi / 705 ft gain

Burrell's Cove and Saba Beach

Hayesville, North Carolina

5.68 mi / 492 ft gain

Hike the Miller Trek

Young Harris, Georgia

5.0
6.3 mi / 1325 ft gain

Hike the Arkaquah Trail to Brasstown Bald

Arkaquah Trail, Georgia

11 mi / 3756 ft gain

Brasstown Bald Trail

Blairsville, Georgia

1.38 mi / 436 ft gain

Hike to the Brasstown Bald Peak

Blairsville, Georgia

4.3
1.42 mi / 430 ft gain

Wagon Train Trail

Blairsville, Georgia

13.29 mi / 2835 ft gain

Places to stay

Jackrabbit Mountain

Hayesville, North Carolina

Jackrabbit Mountain

Murphy / Peace Valley KOA Holiday

Marble, North Carolina

Murphy / Peace Valley KOA Holiday

Standing Indian Campground

Franklin, North Carolina

Standing Indian Campground

Swan Cabin

Cheoah, North Carolina

Swan Cabin

Rattler Ford Group Campground

Robbinsville, North Carolina

Rattler Ford Group Campground

Lake Winfield Scott Rec

Blairsville, Georgia

Lake Winfield Scott Rec

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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