Beech Gap Trail to McGee Springs is a 7.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cherokee, NC that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and horses and is accessible from March until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Pleasant streams and peaceful forest hiking This makes a great springtime hike for wildflower viewing and an easy backpack to McGee Springs. The climb will be stout and steady from the beginning but take your time and enjoy and test yourself as you name all the flowers along the way. At 2.8 miles you will intersect with Hyatt Ridge, after a short break turn right for the gradual climb that will take you to Campsite #44. This will be your lunch spot or home for the night depending on your outing.