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The Best Backpacking in Tellico Plains

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Top backpacking spots in and near Tellico Plains

  • Lake Santeetlah, North Carolina

    Huckleberry Knob

    4.8
    1.77 mi / 295 ft gain
    Huckleberry Knob is the highest point in the Cheoah Ranger District at 5,560 feet, and it offers expansive views of the surrounding Cherokee and Natahala National Forest. The hike is 2.4 miles roundtrip and begins at the parking lot between mile 8 and 9 up an old dirt road. You will go up the di...
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  • Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness, North Carolina

    Backpack Slickrock Creek Trail #42

    30 mi / 3700 ft gain
    8:30 a.m. and we’re winding our way down Highway 129 near Robbinsville, NC. The fog is still thick over the Little Tennessee River as we slow down crossing the bridge into Graham County. “I think we missed it,” I say as we continue onward. Within minutes the Tapoco Lodge comes into view. My pre-h...
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  • Copperhill, Tennessee

    Big Frog Trail

    10.81 mi / 2828 ft gain
    Big Frog Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Copperhill, Tennessee.
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  • Robbinsville, North Carolina

    Twentymile Loop Trail

    7.68 mi / 1578 ft gain
    Twentymile Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Bryson City, North Carolina.
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  • Robbinsville, North Carolina

    Wolf Ridge Trail to Gregory Bald

    7.16 mi / 3661 ft gain
    Wolf Ridge Trail to Gregory Bald is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Robbinsville, North Carolina.
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  • Robbinsville, North Carolina

    Hazel Creek and Bone Valley Trail

    40.79 mi / 7749 ft gain
    Hazel Creek and Bone Valley Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Robbinsville, North Carolina.
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  • Robbinsville, North Carolina

    Gregory Bald via Twentymile

    15.42 mi / 3694 ft gain
    Gregory Bald via Twentymile is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Robbinsville, North Carolina.
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  • Robbinsville, North Carolina

    Shuckstack via Twenty Mile Loop

    12.06 mi / 3146 ft gain
    Shuckstack via Twenty Mile Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Bryson City, North Carolina.
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  • Robbinsville, North Carolina

    Twentymile, Gregory Bald, and Shuckstack Loop

    17.93 mi / 3796 ft gain
    Twentymile, Gregory Bald, and Shuckstack Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Robbinsville, North Carolina.
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  • Tallassee, Tennessee

    Abrams Creek to Cades Cove Loop

    15.76 mi / 2654 ft gain
    Abrams Creek to Cades Cove Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Tallassee, Tennessee.
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  • Tallassee, Tennessee

    Abrams Creek and Cooper Road Loop Trail

    11.3 mi / 1611 ft gain
    Abrams Creek and Cooper Road Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Tallassee, Tennessee.
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  • Copperhill, Tennessee

    Wolf Ridge Trail

    6.05 mi / 1677 ft gain
    Wolf Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near the city of Copperhill.
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  • Robbinsville, North Carolina

    Shuckstack Tower via Appalachian Trail

    6.83 mi / 2431 ft gain
    Shuckstack Tower via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Fontana Dam, North Carolina.
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  • Robbinsville, North Carolina

    Appalachian Trail: Fontana Lake to Mount Squires

    15.74 mi / 4767 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Fontana Lake to Mount Squires is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Townsend, Tennessee.
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  • Robbinsville, North Carolina

    Appalachian Trail, Lost Cove, and Lakeshore Loop

    11.48 mi / 3369 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail, Lost Cove, and Lakeshore Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Fontana Dam, North Carolina.
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  • Robbinsville, North Carolina

    Eagle Creek, Spence Field, and Hazel Creek Loop Trail

    38.33 mi / 7651 ft gain
    Eagle Creek, Spence Field, and Hazel Creek Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Robbinsville, North Carolina.
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