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    Kyle Franks reviewed Gregory Ridge Trail to Gregory Bald

    9 months ago

    A great hike with an amazing view. Walking up a creek/spring along a couple points at the beginning of the trail. A solid elevation gain with some roots and mostly leaves and dirt. The view is wonderful! More secluded and not as used. Easy to find. A must!

    Kyle Franks reviewed Cataract Falls

    9 months ago

    Super easy, short, flat, hike from the Sugarlands Visitor Center to the waterfall. Small children and the elderly can easily navigate this trail. Follows along a creek with a nice bridge crossover. A nice peaceful waterfall.

    Kyle Franks completed Cataract Falls

    9 months ago

    Kyle Franks saved Cataract Falls

    9 months ago

    Kyle Franks reviewed Andrew's Bald Trail

    9 months ago

    Pretty short and relatively easy hike. Starts to the left of the paved path up to Clingman’s Dome. The trail itself goes downward for the majority of the time until Andrew’s Bald, meaning you have to hike back up to the parking lot. Rocky trail with a decent amount of steps and some wood planks to use. Gorgeous less crowded view and pretty area.

    Kyle Franks completed Andrews Bald Trail

    9 months ago

    Kyle Franks saved Andrews Bald Trail

    9 months ago

    Kyle Franks reviewed Clingmans Dome Observation Tower Trail

    9 months ago

    Not really a trail. A steep short paved path up to the observation tower. A decent amount of people around and some AT-thru hikers starting in early April. A nice little shop and bathrooms by the large parking lot.

    Kyle Franks reviewed Charlies Bunion via Appalachian Trail

    11 months ago

    This trail was great! Small little views along the way. Very rocky, muddy, and wet. Shelter along the trail is nice with a source of water. Bit of ice in one spot. Charlies Bunion is beautiful with plenty of rocks to climb on. Solid hike!

    Kyle Franks reviewed Rainbow Falls Trail

    11 months ago

    Great hike. Not super strenuous but not easy. Small waterfalls along the way and following a river. Gorgeous waterfall and great areas to climb/scramble around on some rocks!

    Kyle Franks reviewed Abrams Falls Trail

    11 months ago

    The drive to the trailhead was gorgeous. Be patient because drivers stop or go slow on the one way road. The hike was easy with good portions of up/downs. Rocky and wet. The waterfall is beautiful and powerful. No cell service on trail or in area is a bonus.

    Kyle Franks saved Rainbow Falls Trail

    11 months ago

    Kyle Franks completed Abrams Falls Trail

    11 months ago

    Kyle Franks saved Abrams Falls Trail

    11 months ago

    Kyle Franks completed Rainbow Falls Trail

    11 months ago

    Kyle Franks reviewed Chimney Tops Trail

    11 months ago

    Very steep the entire way. Wonderful workout and hike. Super muddy with slight fog and drizzle when I went made it slightly more difficult. Major bummer the last section is still closed due to fire damage.

    Kyle Franks reviewed Alum Cave Trail to Mount LeConte

    11 months ago

    One of my new favorite trails. Followed a stream at first. The cave and the bluffs are rest cool. Past that the trail becomes narrow and a little more difficult with great cable railings and awesome scenes throughout the entire hike. I hiked in about 6 inches of snow and a bunch of ice end it still was amazing. Slightly dicey at times. Amazing!!! Great workout too with a full pack.

    Kyle Franks completed Chimney Tops Trail

    11 months ago

    Kyle Franks reviewed Laurel Falls and Cove Mountain

    11 months ago

    The trail to the falls was paved and super easy. Also crowded. Past the falls is a steeper trail through the woods. In winter you can peak through the trees at the valley below. The top there is NO view and the “tower” is closed. It’s a research ozone tower type deal. Fun, quiet, and peaceful hike. Good moderate level.

    Kyle Franks saved Chimney Tops Trail

    11 months ago

    Kyle Franks reviewed Laurel Falls Trail

    11 months ago

    Paved easy trail to the waterfalls. The waterfall is cool because there is a pathway in the middle, with some falls above and some falls below. Huge tourist destination and crowded though.

    Kyle Franks completed Laurel Falls Trail

    11 months ago

    Kyle Franks saved Laurel Falls Trail

    11 months ago

    Kyle Franks reviewed Fighting Creek Nature Trail

    12 months ago

    Super easy hike. Great for kids or elderly. Fun creeks in the area. “Bob’s house” along the loop reminds people not to vandalize on National Park property!

    Kyle Franks completed Fighting Creek Nature Trail

    12 months ago

    Kyle Franks saved Gatlinburg Trail

    12 months ago

    Kyle Franks reviewed Gatlinburg Trail

    12 months ago

    Super easy hike. Great way to get from town to the Sugarlands visitor center and Great Smoky Mountain National Park area. Follows a very clear river.

    Kyle Franks completed Gatlinburg Trail

    12 months ago

    Kyle Franks reviewed Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Kyle Franks completed Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail

    about 1 year ago