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The Best Camping in Tellico Plains

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Top camping spots in and near Tellico Plains

  • Tellico Plains, Tennessee

    Bald River Trail

    9.34 mi / 1371 ft gain
    Bald River Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Tellico Plains, Tennessee.
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  • Tellico Plains, Tennessee

    Camp at North River Campground and Dispersed Campsites

    North River Road is located in the Nantahala National Forest near Tellico Plains. To get to North River Campground you can either drive up the Cherohala Skyway about 6 miles then turn when you see the sign for the campground and bald river falls. Another way to get to the campsites along North Ri...
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  • Tellico Plains, Tennessee

    Explore North River Road

    4.7
    If you're looking to get off the beaten path and take the road less traveled, North River Road is your ticket to solitude.A popular loop for the locals is starting on Tellico River Road, then getting on North River Road to make your way up the mountain all the way to the Cherohala Skyway. Take th...
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  • Vonore, Tennessee

    Camp at Citico Creek

    5.0
    There are a few options for getting to Citico Creek, you can either go up the windy gravel road from US 411 or get off of the Cherohala Skyway and go down the mountain past the Indian Boundary campground. The Citico Creek campground has about 5 or 6 spots but is rarely full because it is very sec...
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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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  • Robbinsville, North Carolina

    Hangover Lead Trail

    5.76 mi / 2034 ft gain
    Hangover Lead Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Robbinsville, North Carolina.
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  • Robbinsville, North Carolina

    Hike the Big Fat Gap Trail

    12 mi / 3000 ft gain
    There are many trailheads leading into the wilderness on either the Tennessee or North Carolina side. My favorite is the Big Fat Gap trail on the North Carolina side at an elevation of 3,060'. To see the best of what this area has to offer take the Hangover Lead South Trail to the 5,180' Hangover...
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  • Robbinsville, North Carolina

    Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest Loop Trail

    1.96 mi / 407 ft gain
    Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Robbinsville, North Carolina.
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  • Robbinsville, North Carolina

    Ike Branch Trail

    6.07 mi / 1368 ft gain
    Ike Branch Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Robbinsville, North Carolina.
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  • Benton, Tennessee

    Benton Falls Trail

    3.07 mi / 282 ft gain
    Benton Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Reliance, Tennessee.
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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

    Rich Gap via Long Hungry Ridge Trail

    7.52 mi / 3350 ft gain
    Rich Gap via Long Hungry Ridge Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Fontana Dam, 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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