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Camp at Meadow Creek Fire Tower

Del Rio, Tennessee

Explore Halls Top Fire Tower

Newport, Tennessee

3.3
1 mi / 200 ft gain

Max Patch to Hot Springs, N.C. via Appalachian Trail

Del Rio, Tennessee

3.0
14.06 mi / 2966 ft gain

Appalachian Trail: Lemon Gap To Max Patch

Del Rio, Tennessee

10.29 mi / 2146 ft gain

Max Patch Loop via Appalachian Trail

Del Rio, Tennessee

1.54 mi / 318 ft gain

Hike Max Patch Mountain

Del Rio, Tennessee

5.0
3 mi / 350 ft gain

Appalachian Trail: Garenflo Gap to Hot Springs

Hot Springs, North Carolina

6.02 mi / 1109 ft gain

Whitewater Rafting the Pigeon River

Hartford, Tennessee

5.0

Cherry Creek Trail

Hot Springs, North Carolina

2.68 mi / 751 ft gain

Places to stay

Harmon Den Horse Campground

Clyde, North Carolina

Harmon Den Horse Campground

Big Creek Horse Camp

Newport, North Carolina

Big Creek Horse Camp

Big Creek Campground (Great Smoky Mountains National Park)

Newport, North Carolina

Big Creek Campground (Great Smoky Mountains National Park)

Big Creek Group Camp

Newport, North Carolina

Big Creek Group Camp

Cosby Picnic Pavilion

Cosby, Tennessee

Cosby Picnic Pavilion

Guides and stories

Appalachian Trail - First 5%

Appalachian Trail - First 5%

Cody Markham

6 Inspiring Photos from the Smoky Mountains

6 Inspiring Photos from the Smoky Mountains

Nick Spicer

 5 Awesome Trail to Town Adventures Near Asheville, NC

5 Awesome Trail to Town Adventures Near Asheville, NC

Erin McGrady

Part II: Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway Near Asheville - South

Part II: Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway Near Asheville - South

Erin McGrady

Part I: Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville - North

Part I: Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville - North

Erin McGrady

6 Urban Parks in Asheville, North Carolina

6 Urban Parks in Asheville, North Carolina

Erin McGrady

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