Hemphill Bald via Cataloochee Divide Trail

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Hemphill Bald via Cataloochee Divide Trail ist ein 6.2 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Waynesville, North Carolina. Er führt entlang eines Flusses, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert und ein Ausflug in die Natur unternommen werden.

Entfernung: 6.2 miles Höhenunterschied: 1,335 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

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The Hemphill Bald trail offers some of the finest viewpoints in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Please note, Heintooga Ridge Road seasonally closes from November 1 to early May. The gate is very far from the trailhead, so if you decide to hike during this time, be aware this might add significant distance to your hike. Please consult the park's website before visiting.

wandern
3 months ago

awesome hike! Best to go when gate is open.

wandern
4 months ago

I don't recommend this route because you have to walk over a mile on a gravel road to get to and from the trail. The trail itself is fine. Lovely, lush forest. No views today because of the clouds.

wandern
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4 months ago

This trail map doesn't include the 1+ mile stretch of gravel road you have to hike up to get to the actual trail, so ends up closer to 8.5 or 9 miles round trip. The little area near the Swag is a good stopping point, and honestly could have turned around there and been happy. If you do continue on the 1 mile past the Swag to Hemphill, there is a 3/4 mile CLIMB. It is beautiful at the top and a nice place to rest before heading back down. A few sections at the beginning of the trail were really overgrown but we were still able to follow the trail easily. the rest was in great condition.

wandern
4 months ago

The first mile of this hike is an uphill all the way gravel road because the park service has the road gated for no good reason. It turns what would be an excellent hike to an above average experience. After that the hike was moderate to strenuous in places and very enjoyable. The view at the swag as they call it made up for the gravel road. Also enjoyed the cabin with apple tree. Good apples taste wise. Also enjoyed view from research center and one other cabin. What really made the hike enjoyable other than few people was the four stops just mentioned that all had somewhere you could sit and enjoy the views. Again if you again overlook the road which is not enjoyable walking you can consider this a moderate hike. I spent 5.5 hours total roundtrip but at least two was spent lounging.

Beautiful views along the trail by the SWAG and from Hemphill bald. A challenging little hike for me. The trail is shared with horses. I did not see any on this beautiful Friday. But did see their debris. The trail was also pretty beat up with loose rock. Had the entire trail to myself. A great hike.

wandern
5 months ago

This is an excellent, well-maintained trail with diverse plant life and scenery. When the gate on Purchase Road is closed leading up to the Appalachian Highlands Research Center, it is an additional 1.2 miles (one-way) from the gate to the head of the Ferguson Cabin trail, so in total from the gate to Hemphill Bald and back is 8.6 miles. Once past Ferguson Cabin, you'll soon reach a crossroads where you can take several different routes for different hikes. The bald has a fenced in area with a plaque showing the landmarks you're looking at. A short part of the trail goes through creek beds but no need for special shoes (or no shoes). You can stop for a rest at Gooseberry Knob near the Swag--that's where the Adirondack chairs are. A couple parts get steep but not enough to call this trail hard/strenuous. All-around great hike.

wandern
7 months ago

You CANNOT go wrong! This is a MUST! Connects to the Cataloochee Divide Trail-ENJOY!!

aufgezeichnet Swag Loop

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aufgezeichnet SWAG to Double Gap

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