Appalachian Trail - Southern Section

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Appalachian Trail - Southern Section is a 17.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bryson City, NC that features hot springs and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until May.

17.1 miles 5964 feet Out & Back



nature trips


hot springs


wild flowers

6 months ago

All down hill fro the bald where we started. Thought I had hit record. It was 9.1 mile steep downhill to the NOC . Nic change from mostly uphill from Fontana Dam. We went 29 miles in 4 days and 3 nights. Pretty tough especially the stretch up to the bald . It was killer but the view was out of this world .the NOC was great . Good hike but feet, knees and hips are sore.