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    matt williams reviewed Teton Crest Trail

    over 1 year ago

    matt williams completed Teton Crest Trail

    over 1 year ago

    matt williams updated Teton Crest Trail

    over 1 year ago

    matt williams updated Teton Crest Trail

    over 1 year ago

    matt williams added fish and hike

    over 1 year ago

    matt williams reviewed Big East Fork Trail

    over 1 year ago

    nice fairly easy trail. parallels a nice large creek. trail is fairly defined, gets a little confusing in places where the trail gets close to the water and goes out onto the rocks. there are many campsites along the trail that would make a great hike to fly fish and camp trip

    matt williams completed Big East Fork Trail

    over 1 year ago

    matt williams completed Road Prong Trail

    about 2 years ago

    matt williams reviewed Chimney Tops Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Really good hike. A steady uphill trek all 1.1 miles to the top(from the start of the spur off of road prong trail). well worth the hike! very populated with day hikers but its a great view from a unique rock formation you wont want pass off if you make the trip to the Great Smokey Mountain National Park

    matt williams completed Chimney Tops Trail

    over 2 years ago

    matt williams reviewed Clingmans Dome Trail

    over 2 years ago

    matt williams completed Clingmans Dome Loop Trail

    over 2 years ago

    matt williams reviewed Road Prong

    over 2 years ago

    Hiked this trail in early January. We accessed the trail off the AT towards the Chimney tops and Newfound Gap road. the trail in our direction of travel was for the most part a wet rocky decent. Road prong offers some nice views of the river that parallels the trail however at multiple locations you will be forced to make some rock skip crossings. A section of the trail at about the halfway point actually requires you to walk in the river back and fourth until the trail picks back up which can be a little deceitful when locating the where the trail starts back but after approximately 200 to 300 yards of water trekking and back and forth creek hopping the trail becomes apparent once again. If hiking in the winter definitely beware of ice as it was quite prominent in the time of year we were on this trail. when you're about a mile and half from the road and about a half mile from the chimneys spur trail the final river crossings is a bit tricky and doesn't really offer an adequate crossing ( possibly due to recent excessive rainfall) so depending on conditions be prepared to roll up your pants and get your feet wet. all in all I would recommend this trail for a thru connector back to newfound gap road and chimney gaps but not so much for a leisure hike, the demands and obstacles of the trail are greater than the sights offered are worth.

    matt williams reviewed Goshen Prong Trail via Little River

    over 2 years ago

    I accessed little river via husky gap and chose to continue south to Goshen prong. not long after husky gap intersects little river trail you will see an old railroad bridge which is currently the little river crossing that offers some good views of the river from the bridge. following from the bridge northwest goes back towards civilization (saw a few day hikers in this area) However I chose to continue south on little river to the Goshen prong intersection and follow Goshen prong further south. Goshen prong also parallels the river for a while with few small creek crossings as well as a few smaller falls on the trail shoulder. however if you are choosing to continue Goshen prong for the 4 to 5 mile hike to campsite 23 be aware of the two river crossings approx. 1000 yards prior to the campsite as my girlfriend and I had to take our boots off, roll our pants up and wade through the large creeks (possibly due to excessive recent rainfall.) but shortly after you will reach campsite 23. the remainder of my review will resume under "Goshen Prong Trail". due to dramatic changes following the campsite and the screwy way this particular section is listed on all trails

    matt williams completed Goshen Prong Trail

    over 2 years ago

    matt williams reviewed Huskey Gap Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Not a bad trail, primarily an access trail to multiple other trail within the great smoky mountains national park. a little tricky finding the trail head directly from the road the parking appears to be for what is a nature walk trail in the area and the trail head is actually across the road and marked with a small sign. good clear trail with a fairly steady uphill grade for the majority of the trail. As stated earlier great trail to access others but not much for sights.

    matt williams completed Huskey Gap Trail

    over 2 years ago

    matt williams added waterfalls

    over 2 years ago

    matt williams reviewed Profile Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Very good trail easy to find and access. The trail is very well maintained and marked as well. very scenic all the way to the top with various rock formations and creek crossings. a lot of ice on the trail in the morning hours but with an open eye, nothing you cant manage. I highly recommend when reaching the top of profile trail where it intersects with the grandfather mountain trail going left to the top of calloway peak it offers multiple great views to the north into Virginia as well as views all the way out to the piedmont. if you choose to take a right at the Tee in the trail from profile towards the grandfather mountain swinging bridge it is a bit treacherous with a lot of ice in the winter months but well worth the view you will get at the top of McCrae peak along the way to the bridge. complete 360 degree! all in all the profile access trail and the grandfather trail that runs the ridge is well worth it as well as a good challenging day hike.

    matt williams added multi day hikes

    over 2 years ago

    matt williams reviewed Looking Glass Rock Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Great trail! My girlfriend and I did the entire trail out and back in about 3 hours. The trail is in great condition and the views from the top are amazing. don't miss the the overlook off the main trail about 3/4 up the trail to the top on the left, its not marked but you can see where a trail opens up to a large rock rock face, walk out onto the rock face and head towards the helipad that has been painted on the rock. you will see where the trail picks back up on the other side of the pad, follow it until it opens up to an amazing view to the south west. a few areas where springs saturate the trail so bring some footwear that can retain water. all in all awesome trail. be sure to stop in the town of Brevard about 5 miles from the trail, brewery is great and people are friendly and insightful

    matt williams completed Looking Glass Rock Trail

    over 2 years ago

    matt williams added day hike

    over 2 years ago

    matt williams saved Shortoff Mountain Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    matt williams saved Hawksbill Mountain Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    matt williams saved Looking Glass Rock Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    matt williams saved Boone Fork Trail

    almost 3 years ago